Poetry in Money

Where do people who work at hedge funds seek inspiration when times are tough? Try “The Heaven-Sent Leaf,” a collection of poems written by Katy Lederer, who worked at D.E. Shaw, one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street. I say worked because her poetry has provided enough financial wherewithal to leave her job at D.E. Shaw and travel the country on a book tour. An excerpt:

Today, from the bridge, the East River is sparkling.
The money is swirling around the tall buildings like tides or like tithes,
And I wonder, does anyone swim in the river, I wonder, does anyone pray?


— Evan Pondel, Vice President, epondel@pondel.com

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