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LEO VANDERPOT: Isham Street | 50-Word Stories


I’ve been thinking lately of that Isham Street apartment: 207th Street subway, took the A Train, non-stop 125th to 59th Street.

I never did fully furnish the place. Never completely rid it of cockroaches; never stopped trying. Rent was $350 a month.

My son, Abe, visited; and after dark, Natasha.

Leo Vanderpot lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Starting with the days in the 1970s when he eagerly took workshops with Mary Cheever at the Briarcliff Library, he has written whatever surfaced — memoir, essays, fiction and poetry. A memory piece about donating letters by Dwight Macdonald to the Yale Library was published in Hinterland, a journal associated with the University of East Anglia.


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