A Literary Magazine in Support of the Jewish Community

 

ISSUE TWO: POETRY

FEATURED POET

Marge Piercy

Four Poems

Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen

 

"On the night of the murdered poets, the world

did not stop. Owls made field mice tremble..."

 

 

Linda Stern

Linda Stern

 

"It's a little known fact

that the three daughters-in-law

of Noah comprised a string

trio..."

 

 

Willa Schneberg

Willa Schneberg

 

"Why aren't you here yet

to glow tombstones

in the cemetery at dusk?"

 

 

 

Jamie Wendt

Jamie Wendt

 

"I shed skin—orange, brown, green.

Carrot, potato, apple.

The earth peels from my fingertips—blood, soil, breath..."

 

 

Karen Alkalay-Gut

Karen Alkalay-Gut

 

"I knew enough to be discreet,

counting the history of their agonies,

without looking directly at the tattoos..."

 

 

Julie Weiss

Jane Rosenberg LaForge

 

"You come to know the quality

of your humanity by how

you consider the equation...""

 

 

 

Alicia Elkort

Alicia Elkort

 

"I am the bluest mountain

beyond the desert where Moses

wept..."

 

 

Elizabeth Edelglass

Elizabeth Edelglass

 

"I baked my mother’s favorite

mandel broit as she lay dying

at ninety-five, to entice, to please..."

 

 

Cathleen Cohen

Cathleen Cohen

 

"I hope you will carry

the most essential

goods, words

of blessing..."