The Racket SF Reading Series presents: DEFIANCE

Blood on the flour

Thirty thousand
Forty thousand
Fifty thousand
How many thousand
A civilization
A people
A history

This Thursday is the date to hear poets defy imperialism as a normalized code of conduct. They call the reading DEFIANCE. Organized by Paolo Bicchieri who is assisting The Racket SF, a long running web journal. They have published my work before. Links to that are on this website. In general, I find it an honor to be invited, to speak publicly as an Arabic man about the topic, but it's depressing at the same time. My belly has breakfast in it. I know where my next meal will come from. I can leave my house during the day and it will still be standing when I return. I will not be shot reaching for food. Call it survivors guilt.