Osman, Ladan 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014
with Amira Hanafi
Saturday, April 9, 2016
with Fatimah Asghar and Roger Reeves
Tea Project at Links Hall


Tonight is a drunk man,
his dirty shirt.
There is no couple chatting by the recycling bins,
offering to help me unload my plastics.

– Ladan Osman, “Tonight”

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Listen to Ladan Osman, with Amira Hanafi, read for the Chicago Poetry Center:

I can’t tell why I think the dried corncobs
in the gravel and the mattress under the tree
were not put here by children who bite so fast
they leave rows of kernels.

– Ladan Osman, “Gnats”

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