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Daily Poems I'm reading in 2020 (won't you read with me?)

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Hi folks, I'm Saqer. I'm an academic, finishing up grad school. I spend a lot of time translating short science fiction into Arabic, but haven't published any yet because reasons. Maybe that will change over the next year.

I also spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks of scifi novels, and the usual scifi podcasts. I spend a lot of time also wondering about backstories of minor characters and societal myths and languages in scifi.

We're *this* close to the last month. I'm reading the recently published by Michael Bazzett "The Revisionist"

I like how this isn't a time-reversal poem, but definitely a necromantic one.

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November 24, and I'm reading by Tahir Hamut Izgil, translated by Joshua L. Freeman from

The (of the 5) that caught my eye is A Hungry Ghost

November 23, and this by Franny Choi

We Used Our Words We Used What Words We Had.

I recommend listening and looking at the poem. That is: look at the letters, the w, the x, the m.

The I read for November 22 was Benjamin Zephaniah's Why You Don't Riot

"You don’t riot if you have a nice job and a home to come to at night.

You don’t riot if you’re well fed and unemployment doesn’t pressure your head.

You don’t riot if you live in the city but have a country cottage with a view so pretty.

You don’t riot. Riot happen too late. And that’s South Africa, Britain is great."

November 21, and I found a tab I've had open for *months*, of Assata Shakur's Youngblood.

"They think they killed you
But I saw you yesterday"

Today November 20'th's is a really old one: from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Kanya Kanchana. It's short and not as long as you think it is.

Yesterday's which I read was Raquel Salas-Rivera's "no flota por los aires"

Scroll down for the self-transalted English version.

Today's is Michael Chang's Plump Rat (you can guess I love the stuff on Strange Horizons by now)

This line right here: "Her name is J.K. cuz this bitch aint serious"

So I set up my Bookwyrm all thanks to @tripofmice and yay!

It's a day, so I read 6 translations of the same by Matsuo Basho

Enjoy this exercise.

This is today's : Alice Fulton's Cascade Experiment

The reason I went digging for it is because Karen Barad (who I'm re-reading) started a chapter with a part of this in the book she titled after this poem.

link to a poem that deals with homophobia 

We're really getting closer to the end of 2020, it's Second Week of November. Just a few more to go.

I'm reading Fox's Testament by John Patrick Pazdziora. A little poem about fearing what might be behind you: "And see—who walks beside you, all alone?"

For November 13, I'm reading Edward Hirsch's "To D.B."

The thing I loved the most about this is the radiators. I lived in a building where the radiators would knock all night and (as inefficient as they were) I loved them.

It's November 12's , so I'm reading Beth Cato's "At the End"

I *loved* this poem and it really brought out the catlover in me.

I'm catching up, so two poems: the first is Silly Comets by Geoffrey A. Landis from the Mundane issue of Eye to the Telescope

Gotta say I love the mundane subgenre of speculative fiction and

And the for today is Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto's I Wondered if God Saw Me Through My Father

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My reading for November 9 is this by David C. Kopaska-Merkel called "The Hungry Void"

This is a good way to end the day, because I've been thinking of silence, nothing, and voids.

On that note, I'm listening to more Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan's , this one is "Paki"

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