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 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 less traditional formats through collaboration with community organizers and artists.

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


publications

selected poems

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

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

Muzzle Magazine: EXERCISE IN REMEMBERING HOME (2022)

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

MIZNA: excerpt from BETWEEN EVERY BIRD, OUR BONES (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 (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)


interviews

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