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Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi’s books include Balancing Acts: New & Selected Poems, 1993-2015 (Press 53, 2016); an essay collection, Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing (Common Ground, 2010); and a collection of aphorisms, Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street, 2008), selected for Books of the Year by the Independent



Spring 2016 | Poetry

I don’t quite know how it occurred
that this great fish has appeared
almost fully formed, it seemed
to crowd out all else in my aquarium