emet | אֶמֶת

emet ezell works at the intersection of memory, magic, and prophecy.

Fueled by Jewish tradition, ezell’s creative practice investigates desire, power, exile, and betrayal. Their chapbook BETWEEN EVERY BIRD, OUR BONES won the 2021 Gloria Anzaldúa Poetry Prize. Rooted in diaspora, ezell lives in Berlin, Germany, where they facilitate writing workshops and community 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. Their writing has been published by: Mizna, Waxwing, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Four Way Review, and in cross-genre formats with other artists. ezell has been supported by a fellowship from The Vermont Studio Center and a Tin House Workshop.

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

ezell also sends out a monthly newsletter.

they’re accessible on social media: @baruchdayanemet


selected poems

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

Southern Humanities Review: “White Man Running Kicks His Dog” (finalist for the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, 2022)

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)

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)


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