Baudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk – Lauren Elkin Poet in the City · Interview with Lauren Elkin at Baudelaire - Botanist of the Sidewalk Charles Baudelaire was the original flâneur poet, embodying the spirit of the curious wanderer. One hundred and fifty years after his death, join Poet in the City and the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation as we traverse the psychogeography of the city and explore the extraordinary impact of this writer through discussion and poetry. Lauren Elkin is the author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, a cultural history of women writers and artists who have found personal freedom as well as inspiration by engaging with cities on foot. As well as appearing as Radio 4’s Book of the Week, Flâneuse has also been published internationally, with its recent launch in the US in February 2017, where it was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Lauren is also an award-winning translator and novelist. This interview was conducted on 22 November 2017 at Kings Place by Imogen Hamilton-Jones at Baudelaire: Botanist of the Sidewalk.