emet | אֶמֶת

emet ezell is a poet, community organizer, and public song leader.

Their chapbook between every bird, our bones (Newfound, 2022) won the 2021 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and their writing has been supported by a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and a Tin House Workshop. These days, emet is researching the spiritual labor involved in ending a bloodline.

emet is a graduate of Southwestern University (B.A.), where they studied Ancient Greek, Feminist Theory, and Disability. Their writing has been published by Mizna, Waxwing, PM Press, and in cross-genre formats through collaboration with community organizers and artists.

emet is co-founder of The Barnacle Goose, a surrealist Jewish Arts/Literature magazine. They live rooted in diaspora, making home between Berlin and the US South. When emet reincarnates, they hope to become a bird.

You can stay in touch with emet through their monthly newsletter or on social media: @baruchdayanemet


selected poems

Southern Humanities Review: WHITE MAN RUNNING KICKS HIS DOG (finalist for the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, forthcoming 2022)

Poetry Daily: to find myself not-woman is an incantation (2022)

Waxwing Literary Journal: RETURN and SUCCESSION OF THE SWANS (2022)


stadtsprachen magazine: ERBE and DILUVIAL (2022, in German)


Stone of Madness Press: A GIANT GOOSE CHARGES TOWARDS ME (2021)

articles and book chapters

PM Press: How to Queer the Grammar of the Body, with Cassius Kelly in Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies (forthcoming 2023)

Fat Studies: You Don’t Have to be Jewish to Hate Levy’s Real Jewish Rye Bread (2022)

Latinx Spaces: How Much Attention Do We Give the Far Right? (2021), Baking as Activism (2021), Contending with the Shadows: On De-colonial Agency (2020), Disabled Artist Naomi Ortiz Re-Imagining Worlds (2019), Reflections Upon the Death of Laura Aguilar (2018)

creative projects

The Barnacle Goose: Jewish Arts and Literature Magazine (Blima Books)

Collective Liberation Tarot: (forthcoming from PM Press, 2023)


Cleaver Magazine: Poetry Editor Claire Oleson speaks with emet ezell on their debut poetry chapbook, Between Every Bird, Our Bones (2022)