Project: Jewish magic realist collection
This is a page to keep track of the Jewish magic realist pieces that shall go into a collection one day. Tentative titles are either Thirteen Principles of Faith, or The Fiddlerose (though hesitant to take it from Sutzkever).
“Thirteen Principles of Faith” (poem, Apex) – magic realist meditation on faith, immigration, folklore, and family.
“If I had Reb Yoel’s violin” (prose poem, inkscrawl) – a legend from the Holocaust, reinterpreted with birds.
“לכבוד אַ סטרונע (Lekoved a Strune)“ (poem, Through the Gate) – a meditation on the fiddle rose.
“The Three Immigrations “(poem, Strange Horizons) – what it says on the tin.
“The Rotten Leaf Cantata,” (prose poem, Strange Horizons) – divorce, and a Chesterfield.
“A Horse from the Merry-Go-Round” (poem, Goblin Fruit) – how it dances.
“The Mikveh of Past Meanings” (Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévien and Gareth Prior) – a poem about texts and ritual immersions.
Short(er) pieces ( up to 1500 words)
“Giant” (Not One of Us) – a second-person magic realist piece about Alan Dundes.
“Theories of Pain” (Daily Science Fiction) – the man who experienced pain as fruit.
“Kifli” (Strange Horizons) – mothers, dishes, baked goods.
““Seven Losses of Na Re” (Daily Science Fiction) – Stalin, Jews, and permafrost.
“No Longer Lacking an Onion” (Goldfish Grimm) – a somewhat humorous flash about family and shrinking McMansions.
“Bone Shadows” (Interfictions) – curating pain.
“The Shapes of Us, Translucent to Your Eye” (forthcoming, Journal of Unlikely Academia) – teaching ghosts.
“Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona” (Strange Horizons)- books, languages, forgetting.
“These are the Roads that Loop and Entwine me” (Bahamut) – a magic realist memoir about leaving Luriberg (a companion piece to “The Three Immigrations”).
“Geddarien” (Fantasy Magazine) – musicians, Holocaust, a dancing city.
“A City on its Tentacles” (Lackington’s) – a mother, a pearl, a chronically ill child.