Catherine Doty is a poet, cartoonist and educator living in Boonton, New Jersey, and the author of Wonderama (winner of the 2022 Paterson Poetry Prize) and Momentum, volumes of poems from CavanKerry Press. She is the recipient of Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has taught poetry for many years in many, many places.

Colonial Tea Room

At 5 AM you’re buttering the bagels and waiting for your city sewer man to heave himself out of a hole in Barclay Street and bring you a breakfast order for his crew.  The list is smudged and long and flush with desire: burned bacon on a jelly-smeared bialy, cold brisket on a kaiser, side of gravy, and Flop …

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