Friday, May 18, 2018

"Boat Journey" by Ladan Osman

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May 18, 2018

Boat Journey

Ladan Osman
Ladan Osman reads "Boat Journey."

About This Poem


"Written and titled after a Tony Allen song, this poem was written on a Hyde Park beach. I was thinking about impersonal accounts of the migrant crisis and of how one form of carelessness looks like joy."
—Ladan Osman


Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden, forthcoming from Coffee House Press in 2019, and The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony (University of Nebraska Press, 2015). She lives in New York.


Photo credit: zakkiyyah najeebah

Poetry by Osman


The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony

(University of Nebraska Press, 2015)

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