As The Girl Sitting Across From Him Looks On
Dude becomes lost in his I
Pad. He's slowly dancing
a hole into his seat on the sub
way train. An elderly
man & young white girl stare, blankly into
empty newspapers. Trapped
under a green hood, another
truant youngster, just hap-
pens to fall asleep, inside the balls
of his own left handed
fist. Folks dance their way onto the train
as, folks dance their way off it.
Kenny Fame is an African-American / GLBTQ poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey; but he currently calls the village of Harlem in NYC his home. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem's 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes. He was the winner of "The Tenth National Black Writers Conference Award for Poetry." He has been a featured "Poet of the Week" on the Poetry Super Highway during the week of January 2-8, 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journal both nationally & internationally such as: Steel Toe Review # 7& 10, River Lit #5, The Fine Line, Emerge Literary Journal # 1, Rufous Salon (Sweden), Milk Sugar, Prompt Literary Magazine, De La Mancha, Anastomoo, ken*again, Assisi Journal, African-American Review, Gloom Cupboard, Black Magnolias Literary Journal # 6.2 & The New Verse News on December 18th 2011; just to name a few. Kenny Fame is currently working on his undergraduate degree at CUNY/ Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn NY.