“Stand in the rubble of your life and wait”


“The fact that a marathon was still going to be held on this borough, when we were still finding bodies in the marshes surrounding the area where the marathon would begin –  it solidified everything that Staten Island felt about being apart of the city.”

At the Poetry Foundation’s NewsHour, Jennifer Fitzgerald poeticizes on Sandy’s destruction of Staten Island, and delivers a tragic report on the city’s efforts to clean up the borough.

Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16. More from this author →