I left home before graduation and moved in with him when I was seventeen. My mother called the police and said he was “harboring a minor.” The police car picked me up at his apartment to take me home. I went back the next day.
Shoshana is a multidisciplinary artist, American-born, based in Jerusalem. Creator of Poets of Babel, a multilingual poetry club, she explores hybrid and multi-local identity through poetry/spoken word, lyric essay, and performance. She holds an MFA from The Shaindy Rudoff Creative Writing Graduate Program, belly dances, and teaches academic writing, EFL, creative writing and English literature. She loves maps, clocks, compasses, lampposts, and the Tower of Babel while simultaneously having issues with time, directions, and “Jerusalem Syndrome.” She is currently back to playing the zills to Gnawa music and is finally living out her fantasy of learning the cello. Her works appear in The Ilanot Review, Yes Poetry,מרחבالفضاء Space, Entropy, Duende, Arc, Mixed Race 3.0, Mom Egg Review, and Bakol Ram (בקל רם) the Poetry Slam Israel anthology.