I’m thrilled to announce that I have been named the first poet laureate of the New York City Greenmarkets, the largest and most diverse outdoor urban farmers market network in the country, with over 50 locations throughout the five boroughs. My job is to select poems of high literary merit that showcase foods and beverages that are seasonal and specific to our region.
The poems will be printed along with recipes by noted cookbook authors and chefs and distributed free at all markets.
One of the first poems I’ve picked is “Nettles” by Katha Pollitt from Antarctic Traveller (Knopf,1982). Katha has graciously allowed GrowNYC reprint it. To read her poem and the accompanying recipe, click on the link below:
Do you have a favorite food poem? Please enter the title and poet in the comment field.