Iva Ticic is an internationally published bilingual poet who lived in Brooklyn for three years before returning to her homeland of Croatia. She received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, New York. Her book of poems, Alice in Greenpoint, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2015. Currently, she lives and teaches in Guangzhou, China.
In this City of Sin —
Such beautiful forgeries!
It’s been a pleasure, really —
Lying in air-conditioned rooms, feeling the silky sheets on burnt skin,
while 26 stories beneath you — a glorious carnival continues.