James Loop

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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About Me


to do it to it


I'm an American by birth and disposition, born in upstate New York and raised there and on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Currently I live in New York City where I study poetry at Brooklyn College and spend my days reading and walking the streets. Come visit!


be where you are

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hosting when I can, showing people around the city, drinking and making merry with strangers, turning strangers into friends, etc.


I've hosted and surfed around the States, China, South America and Europe, and every experience has left me with a great story or a great new friend, often both at once.


Poetry, history, philosophy and other invisible things. Also, baking, art-making, people-watching, etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

so many! too many! let's talk about this

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

exploring the mines of Potosí with a team of Bolivian miners, dueling sunset calls to prayer from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, getting lost in snow and fog on top of Mount Emei in China, Beyoncé in Poland with old friends, fresh cheese and apricot jam and flies at an estancia in Argentina... I have lived an impossibly lucky life

Teach, Learn, Share

I could give you piano lessons if we had the time and an instrument on hand... I also make a really good eggplant parmesan, I could show you how to do that.

On a related note, I love being taught how to cook new and delicious things, how to say new and delicious words. Really, I just like it when people teach me things. I suspect if you don't learn at least one thing from everyone you meet then you probably aren't paying attention.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, China, United States

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