Evan Knight

things I might have done while lonely

i ate about a thousand oranges
because they tasted like that day
the sun stood in the sky
and i and my sisters were at the creek.
i rode my bike about a thousand miles
because the country kept changing
whenever i told myself
it was time to stop.
i listened to the same song
about a thousand times in a row
because hearing another’s heart break
is a safe way to feel.

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Evan Knight was born and raised in Western Nebraska, received his bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and then made his way across the Atlantic to try European life. Since settling in the Old World, he has completed an M.A. at New York University in Paris, cycled and run all over France and its neighboring countries, and become a regular at the different open mic nights in Paris.

Through the writing community in Paris, Evan has met many talented poets and writers, made great friends, and even managed to get some of his work into print. His first chapbook, Cosm, was published in June 2014 by Cactus Press in Montreal. More of his work can be found in print in The Bastille and Cellar Door, as well as the online journal Two Words For. After three years in Paris, Evan will be returning to the U.S. in October.