Book Review: Modern Romance

   I saw Aziz when he came to do a show in Washington, DC for his book tour in July. His flight was delayed so he ended up being an hour late but what was cool, is that he stayed extra time to answer our questions. What I was really excited about this book, is … Continue reading Book Review: Modern Romance


Seeing Herself Beautiful and Nubile

I see an orchard where the time has come For harvesting, But I do not see A gardener reaching out a hand Toward its fruits. Youth goes, vanishing; I wait alone For somebody I do not wish to name. BY QASMUNA BINT ISMA’IL Translated by Christopher Middleton and Leticia Garza-Falcón


What are days for? Days are where we live. They come, they wake us Time and time over. They are to be happy in: Where can we live but days? Ah, solving that question Brings the priest and the doctor In their long coats Running over the fields. Philip Larkin, 'Days' *Poem found in David … Continue reading Days