Poems translated by Jona Colson

Jona Colson’s poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the 2018 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He is also the poetry editor of This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (2021). His poems, translations, and interviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie SchoonerThe Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He is an associate professor of ESL at Montgomery College and lives the Washington, DC area.

  • The Piece

    Some years ago I painted the room gray.