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  • A poem by Emily Kagan Trenchard

    June 26, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    My Bubbie mumbles a Yiddish invective every time I mention

    getting some new item for the baby not yet born:

    the crib, a blanket, a book case.

    I can’t argue her out of the world she knows.

    There is no word in Yiddish for the small

    whooshing sound of a heartbeat on a...

  • Becky and Benny in far Rockaway

    April 10, 2013 | 7:43 am

    Near the Atlantic Ocean, past the last subway station,

    Streaks of sand on the sidewalk,

    Armies of aging Jews soaking up sun

    As if it were Talmud,

    And the rickety white stairs

    To an apartment like a frail body.

     

    My uncle and aunt were both warty, like alligators.

    ...
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