November 12 (Shadow/Light) Maya Bernstein, Jacqueline Osherow, Yehoshua November

Maya Bernstein‘s writing has appeared in the On the Seawall, the Cider Press Review, the Eunoia Review, Lilith Magazine, Poetica Magazine, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere. She is on faculty at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership and Yeshivat Maharat, and is pursuing an MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first collection is There is No Place without You (Ben Yehuda Press, 2022). Visit Maya’s profile in Yetzirah’s Discover Jewish Poets database.

Yehoshua November is the author of two poetry collections, God’s Optimism (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry) and Two Worlds Exist (a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize). His work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, The Sun, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and on National Public Radio and On Being’s Poetry Unbound podcast series. Visit Yehoshua’s profile in Yetzirah’s Discover Jewish Poets database.

Jacqueline Osherow is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Divine Ratios, from LSU Press in 2023.  She’s received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as a number of prizes from the Poetry Society of America.  Her poems have appeared in many magazines, journals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, the Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, The Longman Anthology of Poetry, Best American Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Jewish-American Literature, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Twentieth Century American Poetry and The Making of a Poem.  She’s Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah.