emet | אֶמֶת

emet ezell works at the intersection of memory, magic, and prophecy. Their creative practice investigates desire, power, exile, and betrayal.

ezell is the author of the guidebook to the Liberation Tarot Deck, forthcoming from PM Press, and the chapbook BETWEEN EVERY BIRD, OUR BONES, winner of the 2021 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize.

Rooted in diaspora, ezell lives in Berlin, Germany, where they facilitate writing workshops and communal ritual.

They are part god and part demon. 

ezell is a graduate of Southwestern University (B.A.), where they studied Ancient Greek, Feminist Theory, and Disability. ezell has received support from The Vermont Studio Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Berliner Festspiele.

ezell’s paid work includes fundraising for Achvat Amim, an anti-occupation education program and Palestinian solidarity movement in Jerusalem.

ezell curates a monthly newsletter. they’re accessible on social media: @baruchdayanemet


selected poems

Passages North: “Directions to the Jobar Synagogue” (2024)

Four Way Review: “Southwest of Babylon” and “Follicular Phase of a Snake” (2023)

Hayden’s Ferry Review: “Poem for Familial Estrangement” (2023)

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

Waxwing Literary Journal: “Return” and “Succession of the Swans” (2022)

Muzzle Magazine: “Exercise in Remembering Home” (2022)

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 (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)


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