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The Poet of the Information Desk

Nov 2, 2023 6 MINUTES

Robyn Schiff returns to The Met to read from her poem, Information Desk: An Epic in which she recounts what it was like to work at the Museum while establishing herself as a young writer. 

“Though I haven’t worked inside the Information Desk now for more than twenty years,” she writes, “the experience has so asserted itself into my art that I regard the Information Desk as my private writing desk; I am always seated there.”

Archival credits:

Poems from INFORMATION DESK by Robyn Schiff, published by Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2023 by Robyn Schiff.