In October 2001, Whit Press produced a benefit reading/recording of literary work celebrating the energy and resilience of New York City in the weeks following September 11th 2001. Seattle writers were asked to select and read some of their favorite work about New York City . Nine Seattle writers from all literary disciplines participated in this benefit event for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, whose offices were destroyed in the WTC attack. This extraordinary reading was recorded in collaboration with Jack Straw and produced as a CD by Whit Press. This recording provides a lasting record of our city’s response to the event that transformed our national identity. Reading includes work by W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Audre Lorde, Martin Espada, Diane Diprima, Philip Levine, Joan Didion and many more.