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 [...]

Afar

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. [...]

Library exhibits celebrate ICOA’s 15th anniversary

In honor of ICOA's 15th anniversary, the Tompkins County Public Library and Olin Library at Cornell University will both feature exhibits about the organization's history. Running from September 15 through October 15, each exhibit features images, writing, and historical materials. To commemorate Banned Books Week, Raza Rumi will present a reading titled "(A)Live and Kicking: [...]