The Expository Writing Program publishes two collections of outstanding student work annually, Mercer Street and West Fourth.
Mercer Street is the annual anthology of essays composed by students in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. Each issue presents approximately twenty essays that were composed by students enrolled in our courses during the previous academic year, as well as student and faculty reflections on how these pieces were created and the values and practices they enact or represent. Hundreds of students submit their writing for review for publication each year, and the published essays serve as vibrant examples of the rigorous, thoughtful work accomplished in our courses. We invite you to read these essays for your curiosity and inspiration.
West Fourth is a collection of the exceptional work done in the College Writing Workshops offered by EWP in conjunction with NYU's Pre-College Program.
Archived Issues of Mercer Street: