Collective Unrest

 

Red Darkness

July 3, 2018

Missile alert in Beer-Sheva, 2008

I could not walk like this
And all the birds were red
And yet I walked like this
And all the birds were red
And the branches of the olive tree
And the people of the land of honey
And the sound of pouring milk
And all the birds were red

Eran Tzelgov is an Israeli poet, translator, scholar and social activist. He is the recipient of the “New Poets” award from The Ministry of Culture for his debut poetry collection “[S]elections” (2013), and the National Library Award for the his second book “Also the Cat” (2016). He is a founding-member of the independent publishing house Ra’av challenging the often “too homogenized” nature of the Israeli canon. He is the co-editor-translator of Chris Abani’s collection in Hebrew, currently working on the translation of Alicia Partnoy’s “La Escuelita” into hebrew (with Yael Dekel) and his third book of poetry

Please follow and like us:
error
Newer Post

through the night (oh say can you see)

Independence Day. Celebrate. Do we know why we're proud to be American any more? My brother and sisters tears can be found in the burroughs next to your hills. In chalk outlines. In oil hikes. My brothers and sisters tears…
Read
Older Post

to white folks

“if i had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” —President Obama ​ if we can be sisters you pressin hot comb to my hair while al green whispers in memphis heat me fussin tellin you ain’t no boy gonna…
Read
Random Post

Her Name Was Juliette

TW for school shooting and death   They knocked down the oldest house in the neighborhood a couple weeks ago. It was white with grey stone layering and an orangey-red Spanish roof.  It had a jumbled and unstructured design, with…
Read
Random Post

Day of the Daisy: A Musical

Day of the Daisy: A Musical," by Margaret Koger is a powerhouse hybrid of poetic edge and unique execution blending journalistic citation into the fray with effortless prowess as it plunges you into its winding narrative. A refreshing example of…
Read
Random Post

Their/violence/Us

Woke up to the news that the tipi had burnt down.   No, that’s not correct.   That isn’t what happened.   Woke up to the news that the tipi had been burnt down.   The agentic component is important.…
Read
Random Post

Two Poems

Hunger Cruise They ate the sea they drank the rocks the coasts fled no crabs in sight. Scattered clouds, like wounded coconuts kidnapped the moon that guided rafts. The rocks don’t shine, the sand ignited, the island engulfed in the…
Read