Poetry

September 14, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Warren Wong photo

 

By

Mugabi Byenkya

 

 

 

 

Monday Morning Metro

 

 

“Can you move?!” She barked

Pain!!! I stand. Pregnant, she sat.

Invisibly Ill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mugabi Byenkya

Mugabi Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan/Rwandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. He spent his life across Africa, Asia and North America. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015, has been featured on Brittle Paper, The Good Men Project, The Kalahari Review and his writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 30 city North America/East Africa tour in support of this. An advocate for the intersection of arts, chronic illness and social justice, and literacy, Mugabi leads workshops in  effective writing, poetry, performance, vulnerability, mental illness and chronic illness for youth and adults.

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