former Henry Hoyns fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, Kim Philley, now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, wrote this on the New York Times: The Hardest Lesson to Learn
I BROKE UP with my boyfriend because too many proper nouns had come between us. He is Nigerian; I am American. He survived the Warri Crisis; I survived art school in inner-city Baltimore. He has been a professional soccer player; I am a former lecturer in English literature. We live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which is where we met, at an African bar called Do It All.