POETS OF THE MONTH DAY 2: SHENIZ JANMOHAMED

For Poetry Month, I’d like to bring to your attention poets that I’ve loved.

Today, it’s Sheniz Janmohamed:

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Her blog: http://shenizjanmohamed.com/

Her poetry: (excerpt)

“Peanuts” — Sheniz Janmohamed

They were banned from restaurants

that served

whites

drinking imported water and devouring choice cut steaks

from Masaai farmers tending cows in burnt grasslands

dining under sparkling chandeliers with generator power

while the rest of town

ate blindly.

Slapping down jeweled hands on mahogany tables

toothpicks teetering in their mouths as they laughed at

stammering waiters with holes in

their pants.

Where you can purchase her poetry: http://www.mawenzihouse.com/Mawenzi_Firesmoke.htm

Interview with: http://www.openbooktoronto.com/interviews/proust_questionnaire_with_sheniz_janmohamed

Enjoy more poetry and walk the talk.

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