My poems draw on the oral tradition in Ethiopian poetry like praise shouts, boasts and laments, so please click on the Dropbox links below to hear me reading some of the poems.

If you would like a free Ethiopia Boy CD with 10 poems from the book, please let me know through the Contact Me page.

from Ethiopia Boy

Abebe, the cook's son

Lion Buses

Wondwossen, the prayer child

Lemon for love

To the man with a guzzler wife

Cupboards and a guitar

Click below to hear me read some fantastic poems by Bewketu Seyoum and Aimé Césaire!

Two poems by Bewketu Seyoum (photo top right)

by Aimé Césaire (photo bottom right), podcast by Modern Poetry in Translation