Legs parted like a pie
with one slice
eaten inside a la mode thighs
angle over sour sheets.
They are silk. A guitar
sleeps beside her, always, and
I am stoned again, nude,
seated on carpet,
Darkness melts,then seeps out of the blue-gray sky,while warm beams of lightpour like a heavy rain,a bright waterfall runningdown the leaf-green hillsfilling the river basin.And I’m standing hereon the…More
Four a.m. work duty and I beginmy solitary trudge from outer compoundto main building. A shivering guard,chilled in his lonely outpost, strip searchesme until content that my inconsequential nudity.poses…More
CHARACTERSBlackmanStangYabbaOritaLil ManKenyaOld WomanOld ManFADE INExt: African village of Snakira—afternoon Snakira’s lone dusty road is reminiscent of an old western town with an Asian twist. An old man leading a…More
UntitledI wrestle with my morning coffeeshuffling pagesin a trancelike state ofnewspaper consciousness.Bomblast leaves fourteen dead in Mombasa:or was in eighteen? two Isrealis for sureThe Kenyans existin a faded one-liner.West…More
Congratulations to PEN America Members Ross Benjamin, translator of TYLL by Daniel Kehlmann, and Stephen Snyder, translator of THE MEMORY POLICE by Yoko Ogowa for making the longlist for the #InternationalBooker2020! Learn more: https://bit.ly/39aTIpA.
“Art En Grève” was created in December as trade unions called for protests against the French government’s new pension scheme: https://bit.ly/2Vu6snd. Learn more about how PEN's Artists at Risk Connection safeguards the free expression of artists here: https://bit.ly/2whnVVG
[email protected] highlights the impressive line-up we have planned for #penworldvoices: https://bit.ly/2wRcC6B. From @MargaretAtwood to #ZadieSmith, @Elif_Safak, and @nhannahjones, we're excited to be joined by over 150 writers at this year's festival.