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The literary magazine of Jerusalism

a selection from City of Skypapers
by Marcela Sulak
October 5, 2021

“Oh yes, please save yourself for poetry,” / said a Libyan friend to my “I dont’want to be political— / I’m just alive” fb note.

Writing in Jerusalem: On Living a Jewish Literary Life
by David Stromberg
September 29, 2021

[Jerusalem is] the only place I’ve lived where my contact with other writers, artists, and journalists naturally crosses back and forth from professional to mundane matters.

What Use Is Poetry, The Poet Is Asking
by Rachel Tzvia Back
August 23, 2021

“The little-boy body wrapped in shrouds / is now / the single certainty.”

5 Poems by Hedva Harechavi
by Hedva Harechavi and Linda Stern Zisquit
August 1, 2021

All in all I’m a worn-out dog living between volcanic mountains / that God created for her, circling in silence / after nothing but to talk to talk to talk to talk …

The Green Woman
by Haim Watzman
July 11, 2021

“She stood there, where he had seen her decades before, where perhaps she had been stationed at the dawn of time.”

Mole Rat
by Meir Shalev and Joanna Chen
June 21, 2021

“The mole rat is a reclusive creature that disapproves of all other beings and particularly abhors its own kind.”

Stop talking about words
by Gali-Dana Singer and Liza Michaeli
June 6, 2021

“stop talking about words / talk with words / contentedly / sufficiently / fully”

Russim
by David Stromberg
May 23, 2021

“These circumstances led to all kinds of horror stories – one of which I’ll share today.”

5 Poems by Susan Afterman
by Susan Afterman and Linda Stern Zisquit
May 9, 2021

“Also my mother and also me / it turns out / were pregnant // and we miscarried on the same day”

Dirty Laundry
by Anat Hinkis-Atzmon and Omer Berkman
April 27, 2021

“I would have given anything to save him. You, I can’t save.”

HaShoah thru Poetry
by Mindy Aber Barad, Helen Bar-Lev, Joanna Chen, Micha Danziger, Wendy Dickstein, Sari Ellen, Judith Fineberg, Larry Lefkowitz, Diti Ronen, Jacqueline Schaalje, Yael Unterman.
April 8, 2021

“Go, go to Auschwitz. / Maybe you’ll get a few poems out of it. “

The Golem of Tel Aviv
by Benjamin Kerstein
March 21, 2021

“In one dream, he and the Golem had shared a cigarette.”