That is, another fellow city dweller, poet and Tarpaulin Sky publisher, Christian Peet, jumped the ship of Brooklyn long before I did for gorgeous Vermont and has recently taken up the rickshaw as a means of fighting big oil and making a nickel here and there for supplies.
A note from his site, “My best customer, however, whom I rickshawed about 6 miles up and down our country road (with small breaks, of course, to work out my cramps and put pillows under my butt), all along the river, surrounded by fields of dandelions and alfalfa, breathing a spring air of mown lawns and lilac hedges–my best customer was the one I had in mind when I decided to become a rickshaw driver.”
A detail from his lovely new rickshaw and employer, recently purchased at a yard sale:
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.