La Fin du Monde at Bristol Bar

Brian Michael Murphy
July 20, 2016
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There was a bar called Bristol. On the corner of 4th and Summit, all brick with a couple window walls, a former speakeasy back in the Prohibition days, when the women of Westerville just ten miles north backboned a national…

Identity In Flux: On Jewishness & Poetry

Rosebud Ben-Oni
July 12, 2016
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In late 2014, I asked six different poets of various ages and backgrounds questions about Jewish identity and poetry. I had answered some questions about poetry and faith on The Best American Poetry Blog and written of how I no longer belong…

Temporary Talismans

Sejal Shah
July 12, 2016
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There’s a postcard I’ve kept propped on my desk, on a bookshelf, or protected in a drawer—since middle school. I don’t know what attracted me to that particular postcard from Germany. Perhaps it was that I had not yet traveled…

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