Holy Land Poems

I’m currently working on a sequence of poems about Israel/Palestine based on on-the-ground research on a citizen delegation with the Compassionate Listening Project, my studies of the psychology of human rights abusers and trauma victims, my reading of Palestinian and Israeli poets and writers, and my own personal conflict as a human rights advocate on the one hand and the grandchild of a captain who fought in the Israeli War for Independence on the other.

Holy Land Poems on the Web

Three poems, “The Poet’s Wife, “Failures of Imagination,” and “Another Take on Truth or Your Story,” featured in Scoundrel Time on April 19, 2021.

“When All of the Holy Land Rings Out” is on page 14 of International Human Rights Festival Publishes, 2020.

Three poems, “The Shekhinah,” “The Key to the Cinema,” and “The Very Breath of Children Is Free of Sin,” featured in the Summer/Fall 2019 issue of Lunch Ticket

“Gush Etzion Settler Speaks” (Scintilla: The Patterns of Place: Seeking Shelter; Finding Home, 2018)

The Settler’s Son Is Leaving” (Scintilla: The Patterns of Place: Seeking Shelter; Finding Home, 2018)

“Meting Out Justification: A Military’s Judge’s Testimony”(Blotterature: PROP!, 2018)

“On Arafat’s Yahrzeit” (HEArt Online Journal: Human Equity through Art, 2018)

“Not Seeing the Friend of God” (Scoundrel Time, 2017)

“When God Chose Love over Truth” (Crab Orchard Review: 20 Years: Writing about 1995-2015)

“Napping in Jerusalem” (24 Pearl: The Magazine, 2013)