Tarfia Faizullah with a beautiful poem and audio recording up at the New Ohio Review

Dhaka Nocturne

I admit that when the falling hour
begins to husk the sky free of its
saffroning light, I reach for anyone

willing to wrap his good arm tight
around me for as long as the ribboned
darkness allows.

Hear and read the rest of the poem here.

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam(Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems and prose appear in PloughsharesThe Missouri ReviewThe Southern ReviewLA Review of BooksMassachusetts ReviewMid-American ReviewNinth Letter, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, she received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is the recipient of an AWP Intro Journals Project Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Kenyon ReviewWriters’ Workshop, and other honors.