Jessica Abughattas

Jessica Abughattas is the author of STRIP (University of Arkansas), winner of the 2020 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize selected by Fady Joudah and Hayan Charara. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in POETRY, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.

Unruly and Bittersweet, L.A.

I grow crooked /
where sidewalks flay open, creased by earthquake.