For our next international contribution, we have Naomi Foyle, a British-Canadian poet, science fiction novelist and essayist based in Brighton, UK. Her poetry publications include The Night Pavilion (Waterloo Press), an Autumn 2008 Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and Adamantine (Red Hen/Pighog Press, 2019). For her poetry and essays about Ukraine, she won the 2014 Hryhorii Skovoroda Prize.
Naomi’s poem ‘Ghazal: Touch Me’ is a moving ode to the sense of touch, something very much missed in these times of social distancing.
You can also access the poem in this MS Word accessible document: Ghazal Touch Me.