إذا رَأيْتَ نُيُوبَ اللّيْثِ بارِزَةً * فَلا تَظُنّنّ أنّ اللّيْثَ يَبْتَسِمُ
“I saw everyone getting lovelier, day by day, / and you, becoming less so! / Like a cat that fetches a high price in its youth, / and which, when it ages, goes for cheap.”
“The beginning, we choose. / But the end chooses us. / And there is no road but the road.”
“Abu Nuwas’s answer to The Tiger King.”
“Cure me rather with the cause of my ill…”
هذا جَنَاهُ أبي عليَّ وَمَا جَنَيتُ عَلَى أَحَدِ
The complete 2020 schedule is now online. For this year’s virtual event, there will be five types of events. These are: sessions, readings, workshops, special events, and — for the first time this year — caucuses.
“Lion’s fangs glimmer / You smile in return, but / Here comes the ripper”
“I see people / getting beautiful / day after day / but just not you.
Like a kitten / you only mean anything / when you’re young /you know that’s true.”
“It’s heart-warming to see Sargon’s voice transmogrify in so many ways and across four languages.”
spotted lion, tense/
tired of lockdown/
take the cheetah hunting?/
wait and pine/
“’Tis God’s good vines / our world entwines / o’erlapping sunned & / ashen lines / [yet all be wines.]”