Poetry & Fiction

We have maintained a fine record of published poetry in our print issue, selected by poetry editor Joshua Weiner, but in recent years have not been able to spare the space for fiction. With this new web magazine, we are delighted to have room once more for fiction selected by our new fiction editor Joshua Bernstein. Read our submission guidelines here. Please submit poetry and fiction via our online submissions site.

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Fiction

Old. Glory.
by Sean Bernard
The river was a bog of red mud and had a light waft of refuse, of spoil.
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Poetry

“Fighting in the Captain’s Tower”: In Defense of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize
by Rodger Kamenetz
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature for songwriting. He is a poet, but his medium is not the page. So yes his lines read different when you take away the music. But by reintroducing poetry to an existing popular musical genre, Dylan opened up possibilities for all poets. What Dylan understood very early is that in an electric age, poetry cannot survive without song.
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Ever-Dying People: Review of Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
by Brian Bouldrey
Jacob Bloch, the grandson of Isaac, a survivor of the camps, and Julia, an architect who has never had her designs built, have three sons: Sam, Max, and Benjy, wise and lovely kids. Jacob’s father Irv is an outspoken enemy …
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30th Anniversary Special Essay: On Anne Winters’ “The Displaced of Capital”
by Joshua Weiner
When I opened the mail back in 2000 and read the poem she had sent me, "The Displaced of Capital," I knew I was holding in my hands a signature poem. But of course there was no way to know that, following publication in Tikkun, "The Displaced of Capital" would announce the title of her second book, one of the most important and impressive books of poetry in the last 12 years.
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Poetry

The Master of the Good Name
by Rodger Kamenetz
The Master of the Good Name who only lived for prayer, trembled by the holy ark because a Name so pure was more than a body could bear.
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Fiction

The Rural Route
by Anthony Bukoski
The gravestones rose at the top of the hill. They were black or gray, clumped together geometric and precise as if for protection from the outside world. He was mindful of how in the old country, people broke the things of the living and the dead when they vandalized cemeteries.
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Poetry

Winter Noon
by Umberto Saba with translation by Paula Bohince
"Winter Noon" by Umberto Saba with a translation by Paula Bohince.
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Poetry

New Poems from Ari Banias: “An Arrow” and “Bouquet”
by Ari Banias
“An Arrow” Too often I’d like some direction but am ashamed of this fact, still I ask for it, men are supposed be bad at admitting they’re lost though why men agree to fulfill this is lost on me. Who …
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Fiction

Jacobs, the Jew
by Robert Sachs
Jacobs knew he was different: after his bar mitzvah he left all that mishigas behind. He looked at himself now simply as an American. He even thought about changing his name, but he knew it would kill his father.
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Fiction

Instinct: Ernst, Estelle, Buffy, the Birds, and the Rat
by Annie Dawid
Sixty-seven is not young, after all, though it is a ridiculous age at which to undergo a divorce; he simply refused.
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