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By Rosebud Ben-Oni

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

—after BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby”

This poem is a part of unHIDDEN: After C.P. Cavafy, a digital tribute centered on modern queer desire and visibility and whether this is the "later" that Cavafy imagined in his poem "Hidden." Learn more about C.P. Cavafy and the city-wide festival “Archive of Desire”: A Festival Inspired by the Poet C.P. Cavafy here.

About Rosebud Ben-Oni

Photo by Jill Steinberg

Rosebud Ben-Oni is the author of several collections of poetry, including If This Is the Age We End Discovery (March 2021), which won the Alice James Award and was a Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.  She has received fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, City Artists Corps, Café Royal Cultural Foundation, CantoMundo and Queens Council on the Arts. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Academy of American Poets’ Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, among others. Her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC. In May 2022, Paramount commissioned her video essay “My Judaism is a Wild Unplace" for a campaign for Jewish Heritage Month, which appeared on Paramount Network, MTV Networks, The Smithsonian Channel, VH1 and many others. In 2023, she received a Café Royal Cultural Foundation grant to write The Atomic Sonnets, a full-length poetry collection based on her chapbook 20 Atomic Sonnets (Black Warrior Review, 2020), which she began in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday in 2019. In January 2023, she performed at Carnegie Hall on International Holocaust Memorial Day, as part “We Are Here: Songs From The Holocaust.”