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 fiction editor Joshua Bernstein. Read our submission guidelines here. Please submit poetry and fiction via our online submissions site.

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Poetry

Let’s Shoot
by Hilton Obenzinger
"So much to shoot and so little time / Let’s shoot the small quiet wind / That blows through our hearts / And kill it good."
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Poetry

Things Made of Brass
by Liz Marlow
"I know the unlikeliness / of a bullet / shot into the air / killing / my children / a mile away / when it lands / yet I still keep them / from picking dandelions / and collecting twigs."
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Poetry

Venery: a Prayer
by Richard Michelson
Richard Michelson reflects on the Pittsburgh massacre: "An anguish of mothers / A coward of congressmen / A plague of Martyrs / A martyr of angels."
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Poetry

Shiv’ah
by J. David Cummings
J. David Cummings's poem calls for solidarity in grief: "he taught me that the grieving heart / speaks everywhere a single prayer."
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Poetry

My Mourner’s Kaddish, Recited with a Minyan of Ancestral Ghosts
by Jay Eddy
In this poem, Jay Eddy responds to the massacre of Jews at a Pittsburgh Temple: "
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Fiction

CAMP HAPPINESS
by Sharon Solwitz
They were going to separate—she wanted to and he was done fighting her—but before that there was Dylan’s bar mitzvah, and before that was now: this weekend in the rolling hills beyond Oakland with similarly bereaved Jewish strangers.
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Fiction

Coywolf
by Ben Nadler
Hebrew, Lizavetta claimed, was the holiest and most beautiful language in the world. Alexey trusted her in most things, but he knew for a fact this couldn’t be so, because Lermontov had written his poems in Russian.
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Poetry

The Scholar as Poet: Remembering Geoffrey Hartman (1929-2016)
by Morris Dickstein & Geoffrey Hartman
Morris Dickstein reflects on the life of Geoffrey Hartman, whose poems––not as well known as his scholarly work––reveal a more personal side of Hartman "wrestling with Judaism and the Bible in ways that surfaced only much later in his critical prose."
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Fiction

Night Running
by Jayson Iwen
And so they ran, like lunatics, around the neighborhood, in t-shirts and boots, in the middle of the night, in the middle of winter.
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Fiction

Love Will Not Save You
by billy lombardo
For years after, you will ask yourself, Should I have held her that night? Do you hold someone who tells you this? You won’t remember holding her...
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