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JULIA B LEVINE

Excerpt from Visitation by Julia B. Levine

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue and was the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest Winner for Poetry. The entire issue is available in print or digital format. Or, you can purchase a...

To Believe – by Paul Sohar

At least once in your life your faith will forsake you and, searching for it, you’ll get lost in a wild forest at night. If you settle down to sleep on the ground with...

As a teenager I used to wonder… by Bruce Black

As a teenager I used to wonder if I had faith and would pray to God uttering prayers that spoke of my faith using the words of my father and his father—Blessed are you,...

a mediocre white man — by Maryah Converse

My friend says, “I’ve been practicing not giving way, claiming my space,” bumping shoulders with men in suits who stride down the middle of the sidewalk, secure in the respect due their masculinity, and...

Let Change – by Claire Coenen

Let Change My home is wonder. In the mind’s eye, winds scatter leaves. Let me accept change. Why do I fight, dread, despair in it? Let change teach me of love and potential. Look! The unknowable rhythm of wind conjures autumn and spring. Waves of...

It Was 1975 – by Kyle Laws

It Was 1975                                                                            I was supposed to look up the year of the abortion for Linda Lazzarini’s art installation—For Every She, There Is a He—and give his first name.  A month later, I apologized...
Tovli Simiryan

Excerpt from Skies by Tovli Simiryan

The following short story appears in our Fall/Winter 2018 issue. The single issue is available for purchase in print or digital format.         Out of a clear blue sky, I remember them. Our grandmother begged us not to forget our...

My Gendered Lion, My Suffocated Sky

My body is a golden lion deemed beautiful; he is bricks of gold, forest sunsets, whispers of caramel across the horizon. My body is a blue jay, she is delicate summer days for one...
Christine-Valters-Paintner

Excerpt from Cosmos by Christine Valters Paintner

The following poem appears in our Spring/Summer 2018 issue. The entire issue is available for purchase in print or digital format. That first moment, explosion of fire and fury a stampede of suns light poured into the dark chalice of space sparks wheel across the...
Sandell Morse

A Little Kiss – by Sandell Morse

      The year was 1956. I was seventeen, a recent high school graduate, a dancer, a Rockette, my body my instrument, fiddle and bow, fingers on piano keys. Wolf whistles followed me as I walked...