Shoshana Olidort


POEM: Friday Late Morning Montage

By Shoshana Olidort

Jan 10th 2014 Read More


POEM: 'Backseat Mama'

By Shoshana Olidort

my son consigns me
to a knife-less table-setting
he explains: “mama doesn’t get a knife,
she sat in the backseat” — in the car —
it’s true: my husband at the wheel, his mother,
visiting from revolution-ravaged Ukraine at his side
I’m the only one small enough (even post-birth)
to fit between two carseats
surprisingly there’s ample leg room
and my hips aren’t too constricted —
only my arms poke out uncomfortably —
but I feel shut out
of a conversation happening between two adults
in the front seat
in a foreign tongueRead More


Rivka Galchen’s Short Stories Transport Readers Into Magical Worlds

By Shoshana Olidort

Rivka Galchen’s Short Stories Transport Readers Into Magical Worlds
Some of Rivka Galchen’s stories recount growing up in the only Jewish family of an Oklahoma town. Others are (even) more surreal, like one that deals with furniture coming to life.Read More


She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born

By Shoshana Olidort

She Was a Novelist, Chicago-Born
Born and raised in Chicago, where she lived until her death in 2001, Layle Silbert was best known as a photographer. But the posthumous publication of ‘Yudl’ reveals her talent as a fiction writer.Read More


Stuart Nadler's Story of Interracial Love Explores Tensions in Jewish Families

By Shoshana Olidort

Stuart Nadler's Story of Interracial Love Explores Tensions in Jewish Families
Stuart Nadler tells a story about a love story between a Jewish boy and a black girl in 1950s suburbia. The debut novel also explores a fraught father-son relationship.Read More



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