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Liz Axelrod

Liz Axelrod ( received her M.F.A. from The New School in 2013. Her work has been published in Yes Poetry, The Rumpus, the Brooklyn Rail, Electric Literature, Boog City,, and more. Her chapbook, Go Ask Alice (2016) was a finalist in the Finishing Line Press New Women's Voices Competition. She is currently an adjunct English instructor at SUNY Westchester Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and The University of New Mexico.

To Assume a Pleasing Shape

An innate sense of sadness and joy runs through Joseph Salvatore’s To Assume A Pleasing Shape.

The Stuart Sherman Spectacle

Best know for his series of 20 short, experimental plays titled the Spectacles, Sherman led a rich existence on the fringe of the New York avant-garde contemporary art/theater scene from the late ’60s to the early ’90s.

In Conversation

DEBRA DIBLASI and SAM WITT of Jaded Ibis Press with Liz Axelrod

Jaded Ibis Press holds an odd shaped, polished and engraved stone in a hand-carved painted slingshot. Like David, they are poised with ready aim to hit the big publishing houses dead square in the eye

Joanna Fuhrman’s To A New Era

Joanna Fuhrman’s To A New Era lights a path to an alternate future; eyes open, filled with humor and empathy. It seems no coincidence that this book was birthed during the Trump era when hate and polarization came back to light.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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