Cabbie Poetry


“Tip the waitress or barman well, ‘cause you’re going to need their toilet.”

Taxi drivers made strides this year at the PEN World Voices Festival.

For a handful of weeks, a group of long-standing New York City taxi drivers have been meeting to poetically reflect on their adventures shuttling passengers throughout the boroughs. Under the guidance of writer and teacher Mark Novak, members of the group composed a set of poems and delivered a performance at Joe’s Pub last Saturday. Check out this article at The New York Times for a comprehensive and inspiring recap of the event.

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