POETRY BY JOSETTE AKRESH-GONZALES

“Unreal” in Poets Reading the News

“Shrouds Are Made Without Pockets” in Atticus Review

“I Remember Wells of Nausea Worse Than Pain” in JAMA

“My Son Distrusts People Who Are Happy All the Time” and “Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second” in The 2River View

“Meleke, the Royal Stone, a White Coarse Crystalline Limestone” in Bodega

“Letter to my aunts, uncles, and cousins who want to know the date of my son's bar mitzvah” in Ghost City Review

“The Cleanup Crew at the Western Wall” and “The Front Gates of the Jewish Graveyard in Cairo” in Clarion

“I am used to keeping secrets about my body” in Rattle

This poem has been included in the anthology Choice Words (Haymarket), edited by Annie Finch.

“The Dolls’ House at Windsor Castle” in Breakwater Review

“Goy Means Nation” and “The Earth” in Lily Poetry Review

Named top-ten finalist in 2017 Split Lip Press Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest 

“Eat the Pears” and “Lessons from Suburbia” in Breakfast All Day, a menu-style chapbook from Pen & Anvil Press

“Mandatory Palestine” in Love’s Executive Order

“What I Meant” in The Good Men Project

“I Buried the Workweek” in The Good Men Project (nominated for the Pushcart Prize)

“In Europe, Mothers Enjoy Two Years of Maternity Leave” in The Good Men Project

“The Hammock” in Knee-Jerk Magazine

“There Was a Man Named Job” in Juxtaprose

“Code” and “Mad Mad Mad Mad” in Lime Hawk

“‘Pain Scares Me Stupid,’ She Said” in Literary Orphans

“The Trumpet Player” and “Long Suffering” in PANK

“Retirement” in Matter

‟Happy New Year” in Black Heart Magazine

(Also included in Best of Black Heart 2014)

‟Placenta” in Two Hawks Quarterly

‟The Worst Thing Is” in Two Hawks Quarterly

‟Mollusk” in The Charles River Journal

 

Earlier work in Epicenter and Clarion

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