Poetry

  • Kenya, Will you Marry Me? by Philo Ikonya

    Excerpt from Kenya, Will You Marry Me? by Philo Ikonya, the exiled Kenyan poet and novelist. She is known for speaking out against injustice and corruption and has written extensively on governance, mass poverty and post-election violence in Kenya.

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  • Shagging Albert Einstein

    I’ve been reading a biography of Einstein slipping into bed each night with Albert falling into his never-ending bending arms of light spooning with my sexy husband but lusting for the meaty mind of a disheveled [...]

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  • Pool

    I’m swimming laps, water around me silver as meteor showers in a dark night. My arms draw strong against water’s pull. I am a foreign body breaking the surface, slicing along, head flicking to the side [...]

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  • Knock on Wood

    At ninety-two my widowed sister danced the hoochy-kootchy. A minor stroke caused her to limp. Undaunted, she stretched, bent, rotated, lifted. It was then she fell and broke her hip. Our bother, eighty three, composed a [...]

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  • Exodus

    We have already gone to the hot side of the sun, the places where fire lights on the water, where dark blood pours through the long night. We have already been to that far away place. [...]

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