Dinner, and a Side of Poetry
by Desiree Cooper
April 26, 2008
From Weekend America: “Alimentum, a literary journal all about food, chose to celebrate the month with food poetry. For the second year in a row, they distributed a menu of poems to New York City restaurants and cafes. We visited some of the eateries to see what people thought about getting their meal with a side of verse.”
The audio includes interviews with a number of menu poem readers, some relating their own stories of poetry in their lives, some responding to the idea of menu poems, and some reading the poems from the menus. Several poems are available on the WA website, as well as images of the menu broadside. Lucky New Yokers! Well done Alimentum!