Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah is a Palestenian-American poet and translator. His books include The Earth in the Attic, which won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, and Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, which received the 2013 International Griffin Poetry Prize. Raised in Libya and Saudi Arabia, Joudah now lives in Houston, where he works as a physician.

October 29, 2014

Two poems from the fall 2014 issue.

You used to bite your lips lying there on my couch
receiving my massages 
after long chemistry tutorials 
we were classmates and being-touched 
was how you touched me back