Space or מרחב/Merhav in Hebrew, is a multilingual poetry journal based in Tel Aviv that I felt I had to get in touch with the moment I discovered them. I wrote one of the editors, “I’m a multilingual poetry club. You’re a multilingual poetry journal. Let’s get married!” While we haven’t ‘gotten married’ yet, I had the pleasure of getting 3 pieces published in their August issue, two poems (“Tom” and “Dareen,” in English) and an article (“The Babel in Us” translated into Hebrew, if you’re interested, I’ll post an English version).
Last week, Yekum Tarbut/ יקום תרבות (rough translation: “Culture will rise”), a website for culture in Israel, wrote about Space’s Launch of the August Issue Event that took place at the Cheetah Gallery in Tel Aviv called “Going Out Into Space.” Here’s the article (in Hebrew) where they mentioned me, Poets of Babel and sport a photo they asked for when I told them that I recited poetry at Cafe Tav (just in case you were wondering why I’m in costume and no one else is). So here’s what I really looked like at the Space poetry reading/launch event:
For more cool photos from the event, see Space’s album from the event. The 3rd issue of Space is available for purchase at Indibook. Enjoy!
After over half a year of not submitting, I’m happy to announce my 3rd published poem, “Amphitrite, The Third One Who Encircles” was published in the Winter Solstice edition of the ezine, Eternal Haunted Summer! Check it out!
*(Note: my original spacing of the poem was a bit different from the published version, but oh well, I’m still excited!)
Congratulations! You won! I have posted a blog entry congratulating you, and your poem has been added to the Featured Guest Poem
tab of my blog. I would love to put up a picture of you, if you’d like, and a short bio. Would you send me something to that effect?
i.e. “Shoshana was born… Shoshana began writing… etc.
Whatever you’d like to say, really!
I received dozens of entry, so really, congratulations. I am glad to feature your wonderful poem.
There is currently a problem with the link so for now I will in the meantime attach the poem as was featured on the site here:
Daddy told me once to be careful
He said, I might get stepped on
like an ant
It won’t be on purpose
just at the wrong place
at the wrong time
Since that day
(it must have been years ago by now)
I think of Daddy
every time I see ants
And I try not to step on them
I skip over their trails at the bottom
of the stairs outside my building
I even go out of my way not
to step on them
even when they have infiltrated
my kitchen and have begun to
have their way with the crumbs
at my kitchen table
I stare at them wondering
was it really me…
Who is the ant here?
I carefully scoop them up and
drop them into
Out of dozens of entries into the first ever Rant Poetry Competition, where poets competed to write a poem somehow involving a theme, this time “Ants,” Shoshana’s poem crushed (pun slightly intended the competition) with 39 votes. You can see much more of Shoshana’s incredible writing on her blog:http://www.shoshanasarah.com
Yes, Poetry, Volume 2, Issue 11, November 2011
Sarah, Shoshana. “No Name” Yes, Poetry Volume 2, Issue 11: November 2011.
And while I’m at it, I know it’s a bit late, nevertheless, here it is. My second published poem is on page 7:
The Ilanot Review, Volume 3, No. 2, Autumn 2011
Sarah, Shoshana. “Bread, Water & Gas.” The Ilanot Review Volume 2, Number 3, Autumn 2011.
Now that it’s official and in print an all, I would like to share with you my first publication:
Also, PLEASE check out the entire issue: http://www.biu.ac.il/HU/en/cw/ilanot/.
At the poetry reading that took place on December 15, 2011, I enjoyed listening to my fellow writers immensely and left with a renewed sense of respect for prose in particular and inspiration.
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Check out Yes, Poetry (yespoetry.com). I just love the name of the journal!
Also, I know I’ve been bad at posting, but I’m trying to do something else big, soon! More news to come!
Love & Joy,
p.s. What do you think of my blog’s name change? It was totally spontaneous from two quotes I’ve loved for a long time…
We’re happy to inform you that your poem, Bread, Water and Gas, has been selected for publication in the Fall 2011 edition of The Ilanot Review.”
The perfect gift for my 30th birthday this Friday!