Tripoli and Gadamis, Libya, March 2014 1/List Gunfire night and day in the old city doesn’t let up as the aura of exhaustion floats me beyond sleep and the planet on its axis tilts back a degree until the world, off-kilter, spins loose from gravity. I’m back crossing desert hard pan, the militia commander napping […]
About Tom Sleigh
Tom Sleigh is the author of ten books of poetry, including Army Cat, winner of the John Updike Award, and Space Walk which won the Kingsley Tufts Award. In addition, Far Side of the Earth won an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His new book, Station Zed, has just been published by Graywolf. He has also published a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost, and a translation of Euripides’ Herakles. Widely anthologized, his poems and prose appear in the leading literary magazines, as well as The Best of the Best American Poetry, The Best American Poetry, Best American Travel Writing, and The Pushcart Anthology. He is a Distinguished Professor in the MFA Program at Hunter College. During the last eight years, he has also worked as a journalist in Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Kenya, Iraq, and Libya.