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Matthue Roth

Poem

When You’re a Dragon, You Learn to Get Slayed

By On August 14, 2018

I always expected to get rescued, not to do the rescuing.… Read More

Poem

Every Tallis I’ve Ever Worn, an Oral History

By On July 31, 2018

For thirteen years I never knew not to wear a tallis.… Read More

Poem

The Smiling Mortician

By On July 17, 2018

I try not to fall in love too easily, but you can't not… Read More

Poem

Shonda fur die Goyim

By On July 3, 2018

sometimes i walk down the street doing nothing but being stared at.… Read More

Essay

The Friend I Never Called

By On June 19, 2018

She’d see someone and say, ‘He looks like a really interesting character. I want to meet him.' And she did.… Read More

Essay

Write On!: But How Do You Make a Plot?

By On June 5, 2018

Plot is taking all the things that don’t make sense about your story, and forcing them to make sense. … Read More

Essay

Cooking with the Anarchist Kosher Cookbook

By On May 22, 2018

Maxwell Bauman's irreverent humor caters to Jews who appreciate irreverent weirdness.… Read More

Essay

Write On!: How to Write for Yourself

By On April 24, 2018

When you want to write straight out of your heart that keeps all that passion and fire and rawness and fragility intact, it's a good thing to tell yourself, I'm not doing this… Read More

Culture

Write On!: Sometimes I’m Too Jewish, Sometimes I’m Not Jewish Enough

By On March 13, 2018

The religious stuff, the Holocaust stuff, the passing inclusion of an oy — they’re all a part of the story, but are they the story?… Read More

Essay

Write On!: How Do You Know You’re Doing the Right Thing?

By On February 27, 2018

How do we know that we're writing something good, and not just tossing words on a page?… Read More

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