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A Poet’s Progress: Entering the Desert

Tree, Fes In the afternoon I rest under the branches of a giant tamarisk tree, searching the sky like the locals for signs of rain, chewing on a blade of bamboo. I am silent for a long time as the afternoon  slouches by. The valley soaked with rain looks unhappy. Ibrahim says “In Morocco it … Continue reading

Poet’s Progress: Flying to Casablanca

Aqueducts, Meknas, Morocco Preface On March 15, 2007, I made a vow to spend the next ten years studying anything that caught my interest, doing everything I wanted to do, reading everything I wanted to read, seeing everything I wanted to see, traveling everywhere I wanted to travel, and writing my way through the process. … Continue reading