ALBUM #3, Audio Portraits of Artists and Writers at Work: Rosie Schaap

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Rosie Schaap writes The New York Times Magazine’s “Drink” column and tends bar at South in Park Slope, Brooklyn. When we met, Rosie had just returned from touring for her new memoir Drinking with Men, and catching a game at one of her favorite local soccer haunts. (Rosie’s beloved Tottenham Hotspur F.C. won their match 2-1 against archrival Arsenal.) Over a pint, we spoke about sports and poetry, and the unfolding of Rosie’s life as a storyteller and lover of bars, which began with an unlikely teenage fortune-telling gig aboard a commuter train bar car.

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Rosie Schaap, Storyteller
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A tarot card from Rosie’s deck.

A tarot card from Rosie’s deck.

Some of Rosie’s favorite poetry books (and that’s Rosie’s baby picture on the right).

Some of Rosie’s favorite poetry books (and that’s Rosie’s baby picture on the right).

South, where Rosie tends bar on Tuesday afternoons.

South, where Rosie tends bar on Tuesday afternoons.

The Metro North bar car. It’s still around!

The Metro North bar car. It’s still around!

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Photos and captions by Allyson McCabe, except the portrait of Rosie, photo credit: Lisa Ng.


Allyson McCabe writes and produces stories about music for NPR, and her own subscription-based channel, Vanishing Ink. More from this author →