Diary of Sila the Sky God

February 5, 2014

Chance of snow storm in northeastern United States: definite
Favorite winter storm names so far this year: Ion, Pax, Wiley
Least favorite: Atlas, Hercules, Titan
Chance of my name being used: still hopeful
Ironic weather moment of the day: ship washed ashore in the Philippines
from Typhoon Haiyan embellished with the words: SAFETY FIRST
CO2 levels worldwide: 397.80 ppm
Number of chemical weapons worldwide: hard to tell
Earth’s heart rate: 267 beats per minute
Current emotions: where to put this cyclone

Hila Ratzabi was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of the chapbook The Apparatus of Visible Things (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry is published in Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, Drunken Boat, Linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, and others. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the editor-in-chief of Storyscape and lives in Philadelphia where she founded the Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop.