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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Ariella Katz's works have been featured in The Gate, East from Chicago (Uchicago Slavic), and Arion (forthcoming). She is the coeditor of Does the Sun Have a Light Switch? A Literary-criminal Almanac (Translit 2018), an anthology of poetry and short stories by formerly incarcerated writers in Moscow.

Ariella Katz



Sweet wet-leafed tender
days now splotched and
stained like muddy
sneakers, and loneliness,
no longer named
so elegantly —