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 
www.dropbox.com/s/qgdqwqjeilufrhe/2.%20Abebe%20the%20cook%27s%20son.mp3

Lion Buses
www.dropbox.com/s/6yxzdw3g9baiojg/3.%20Lion%20Buses.mp3

Wondwossen, the prayer child
www.dropbox.com/s/q9u8rblhe89it7t/4.%20Wondwossen%20the%20Prayer%20Child.mp3

Lemon for love
www.dropbox.com/s/xl75uu83g2siu42/5.%20Lemon%20for%20love.mp3

To the man with a guzzler wife
www.dropbox.com/s/b2eqm416iggb5sy/9.%20To%20the%20man%20with%20a%20guzzler%20wife.mp3

Cupboards and a guitar
www.dropbox.com/s/yavqkubyhr49x4g/11.%20Cupboards%20and%20a%20guitar.mp3


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

Two poems by Bewketu Seyoum (photo top right)
www.dropbox.com/s/dib9d74u60xjctr/Two%20poems%20by%20Bewketu%20Seyoum%202.wma

Ethiopia
by Aimé Césaire (photo bottom right), podcast by Modern Poetry in Translation
www.mptmagazine.com/poem/ethiopia-612/