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Poems on the theme of “Stretch Marks” by writers in English living in Israel, curated by Alana Ruben Free and Akilah Mosley.

Poetry
Ruben Free and Mosley – Stretch Marks

Alana Ruben Free and Akilah Mosley, Co-editors “Stretch Marks”  – “Stretch Marks” is collection of poetry by a group of English language writers who have, temporarily or permanently, made their home in Israel. Whether born speaking…

Poetry
Stretch Marks by Marva Zohar

my sister and I got them just from growing our thighs and breasts marked as if by tiger claws first they were bright red then with years faded to silver moonlight someone said it was because we were fed too…

Poetry
Prayer by Geula Geurtz

As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving. So Eli thought she was drunk. — Samuel 1:13 In synagogue I pray, my body separated from the men, a glass screen between us: they still…

Poetry
Night by Joanna Chen

It was the absent one that kept her awake at night while the others slept peacefully, tucked up in their beds after another story, another sip of water, another kiss dropped on their little heads. Years later, it is the…

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El-Natan by Katie Green

When El-Natan was born the room swelled like a balloon and filled Jerusalem, my wailing knocking on the walls, my open legs the valleys of the souk and he between them, the rope of our dual history unfurling him. At…

Poetry
Birthright by Akilah Mosley

born not in a hospital not in a bedroom not a manger not ark and wicker not an alley not the backseat not a clinic not the White House born a Sabra— tender, tough in a porcelain bowl welcome home…

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