I moved from San Francisco (which I loved) for a tenure track faculty position at a small university in Florida (which I hated), and moved from South Florida to Manhattan for a new faculty position at one of the best schools in the country (for my specialty). I'm beginning my fifth year in the position and I absolutely love it, though the work load can make it difficult to carve out time to make new friends and get out into the city. I would love to meet people and build a network of friends. I'd be particularly interested to hear about poetry slams and readings in the area, writers' groups, or other creative outlets. Extra points if you share my passion for lovely cocktails in classic hotel bars.
I am quirky, clever, and cute