published writing

books & zines

  • Dreaming In Public: Building the Occupy Movement (co-editor, with Amy Schrager Lang) – New Internationalist, 2012
  • װעגן קולטור־קיום // vegn kultur-kiyem [on cultural survival] – golus/shearith korakh, 2017
  • דאָיקײט // doikayt [hereness] – golus/shearith korakh, 2014
  • Thinking About Looking Fierce – 2009
  • how to take over a building – golus/shearith korakh, 2009
  • Apathy? – 2008
  • Elements Of Style, Or, How We Do What It Is That We Do, Or, Spectacular! – Rad Jew Performance Archive, 2007
  • demography & strategy: a few thoughts on jewish organizing – golus/shearith korakh, 2006
  • Free Mehmet Tarhan (co-editor, with Kittie Kutthroat – 2005
  • arts in action – 2009
  • No State Solution – golus/shearith korakh, 2003

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  • “Spilling Out Juice and Brightness: Thoughts on Using Jewish Cultural Material in our Movements” in There Is Nothing So Whole as a Broken Heart: Mending the World as Jewish Anarchists, edited by Cindy Milstein (AK Press, 2021)
  • “Why Do We Honk? How Do We Honk? Politics, Antipolitics, and Activist Street Bands” (with Michele Hardesty) in HONK! A Street Band Renaissance of Music and Activism, edited by Rebee Garofalo, Erin T. Allen, and Andrew Snyder (Routledge, 2019)
  • “Excess & Vitality: Thoughts & Materials from Critical Reperformance So Far” in Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy, edited by Damien Luxe, Heather María Ács, and Sabina Ibarrola (Publication Studio, 2015) [Lambda Literary Award winning collection]
  • “About Us Without Us: Trans Women, Labor, Power, and Performance” on the HowlRound theater commons blog (November 2015)
  • “Jewish Gender and Its Discontents (Model 2015)” in Eyshet Chayil, edited by Jessica Rosenberg and JB Brager, 2015
  • “Don’t Waste Any Time In Mourning”, in Monthly Review 66:8 (January 2015) [introductory essay to Pete Seeger memorial issue]
  • “To Fight Another Day: The Myth of the AIDS Queer Artist Gap” on the Visual AIDS blog (January 2015)
  • “Hidden Agenda: Lessons from NJA, Lost and Learned”, afterword for Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda, by Ezra Berkeley Nepon (Thread Makes Blanket, 2012)
  • “Outside, Over Here: The Queerness of Maurice Sendak” on Pretty Queer ז″ל (May 2012) [link leads to an archived version of the 1st half of the piece; PQ was one of a series of vanity projects that withered when Tom Leger lost interest]
  • “Jews Confront Zionism” in Monthly Review 61:2 (June 2009)
  • ” ‘Give Us the Dumpsters -Or- Give Us Life’: Res Derilictae and the Trash of Free Trade” in Other Voices 3:1 (May 2007) [written in 2002; published without control over the final edit – contains errors]
  • “Ivory Towers, Velvet Gloves” in What Democracy Looks Like: A New Critical Realism for a Post-Seattle World, edited by Amy Schrager Lang & Cecelia Tichi (Rutgers UP, 2006)
  • “‘Hearts that Grow Not Cold’: Structures of Feeling and Vanzetti’s Beloved Anarchy” in Representing Sacco & Vanzetti, edited by Mary Anne Trasciatti & Jeremy Delameter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

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  • “Realists of a Larger Reality: On New Science FIction” (with Amy Schrager Lang), review of Atwood, Eggers, Hopkinson, and brown & Imarisha, in Monthly Review 67:11 (April 2016)
  • “Yesterday Shows Another Day Is Here” (with Amy Schrager Lang), review of Philip Nel, Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature, in Monthly Review 65:4 (September 2013)
  • “Everything New is Old Again”, review of Caryn Aviv & David Shneer, New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora, in New Voices 14:4 (March/April 2006)
  • Review of Tony Kushner & Alisa Solomon, editors, Wrestling With Zion, in Bridges/Brikn/Puentes 10:1 (2004)

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translations, poetry, &c

  • “בלײַב” // “blayb” [stay] and “האָגל” // “hogl” [hail] by Roza Gutman (translations from Yiddish to English), in Pakn Treger 2021 digital translation issue (May 2021)
  • “װוּ ס′יז פֿאַרברענט” // “vu s’iz farbrent” [where it’s burnt up] (collages & drawings with text by Perets Markish & Mariame Kaba), in Czolgosz Syzygy, edited by Ethan Heitner (2021)
  • “remedial and rhetorical questions about time / for a spoiled trans poetics against narrative and storytelling / in one part with an apparatus” (a poem?), in Hold, a journal 3 (2017)

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