Ithaca City of Asylum to Read at Spring Writes Festival

The public is cordially invited to a reading by five writers who are active on the board of Ithaca City of Asylum. The authors will give short readings from their own poetry and prose as part of the Spring Writes Literary Festival. "Ithaca City of Asylum is a literary-minded group," said board member Edward Hower. "The [...]

Red fox

The red fox’s body is lying in the road. Wind blows its red fur, its fluffy tail, as vivid as if it were still alive. The sky, the wood, and meandering road are quiet as usual. May light is splendid as gold. It only took a second. The fox was killed, bloodied, and the pavement [...]


Far away, always far away. Your hometown—you’ll use your whole life but you can’t reach it. Clouds flow with water; you surrender all longing to the sky. Soil floats in the air above the earth, just like a mother’s love is left behind. There is nothing back home but ash lightly fluttering on the ruins. [...]

Samarasinghe to Teach on Challenges to Justice

Sonali Samarasinghe, Ithaca City of Asylum visiting writer and scholar in the Ithaca College Honors program, will teach a one-credit course connected to the upcoming Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF). Justice: What’s the right thing to do? From price gouging to disaster capitalism, from corruption and waste to repression and genocide, individuals and governments [...]

New Publications from ICOA Board Members

A play, “Rat-tat-tat,” by David Guaspari, is featured in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013, edited by Lawrence Harbison, published by Smith and Kraus.  It's just come out. Christopher Gonzales won the 2014 S. I. Newhouse School Prize for Creative Nonfiction for his piece, "Mother, Father, Memory, Me." The story appears in Stone Canoe 8, released [...]