Born in 1977, Dara Horn received her PhD in comparative literature from Harvard University in 2006, studying Hebrew and Yiddish. Her first novel, In the Image (2002), was awarded a 2003 National Jewish Book Award, the 2002 Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the 2003 Reform Judaism Fiction Prize. In 2006, The World to Come was published to acclaim. Horn’s work has appeared in many national and international publications, and she has written for Newsweek, Time, The New Republic and the Christian Science Monitor. She has taught courses in Jewish literature and Israeli history at Harvard and at Sarah Lawrence College, and has lectured at universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States and Canada. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.
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Rethabile Masilo, co-editor of Canopic Jar and Monsieur Poéfrika, created his poetry postcard, “the second day”, using a photograph by Fernando de Sousa, for Postal Poetry’s September contest.
Take a look at Rethabile’s vivid winning entry.
“Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.”
- Gustave Flaubert
You Fit into Me
you fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye
from Power Politics (1971)
Susan Richardson, author of Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (Cinnamon Press), created her poetry postcard “migraine bird”, using a photograph by Fernando de Sousa, for Postal Poetry’s September contest.
Have a look at Susan’s striking winning entry.
“The ear does it. The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.”
- Robert Frost
“The muse ushers the artist into the empty room and points silently at the tightrope.”
- Jean Cocteau