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Khadija Anderson

About Place Journal, Volume II Issue I

Eaton Canyon Wash
Sycamore sees the sky from its back
tastes boulders in its branches
It has wandered too close to the wash
away from the startling butterflies icy deer
Here it finds thunder as nothing swims by
finds me also my skin singing
in the paper cutout sunlight
Khadija Anderson returned in 2008 to her native Los Angeles after 18 years exile
in Seattle. Khadija’s poetry has been published in print and online and her poem “Islam for Americans” was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize. Khadija’s first book of poetry History of Butoh was published through Writ Large Press in 2012. She holds an MFA from Antioch University LA. More info can be found online at:



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