Ladan Osman Poems

Ladan Osman is a Somalia-born poet who attended the University of Texas at Austin for her MFA. She’s received numerous fellowships from places like the Fine Arts Work Center and the Michener Center and has published books like The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony.


by Ladan Osman

Tonight by Ladan Osman is a poem that focuses on a very unsubstantial moment in the narrator’s life, but that simplicity is quite deceiving since more is being covered within the poem’s lines than just the physical happenings.