Jane Medved

Jane Medved is the poetry editor of the Ilanot Review, the on-line literary magazine of Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv. Her chapbook “Olam,Shana,Nefesh,” was released by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Recent poems and essays have appeared in Lilith Magazine, Mudlark, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and New American Writing. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she has lived for the last 25 years in Jerusalem, Israel.

Into and out of all the iridescent cities of war ❧
poetry
an excerpt

This is what they built. 
             This is where they stood.
                        This is the jar of their lost names. 
                          
By the river, in the cradle, 
             at the port. Jonah gripping 
                          the tooth of the whale 

will never come back to Nineveh 
             once he is pried out of time. 
                          This morning I dreamt of children 

mixing pancakes with sewage water, [...]

❧ title from Terrance Hayes

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