In her last posts, Melissa Broder conducted a “Jewish vs. Goyish litmus test” for the year in review and shared the B‑Sides of her forthcoming When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother (Feb. 6).
got you stoned behind the bimah.
wouldn’t stop talking about Schindler’s List.
grew misty during Oseh Shalom.
felt you up at Mike D’s parents’ house.
took offense to the book of Genesis.
burned down the sukkah.
wouldn’t stop talking about Birthright.
was “very active” in youth group.
aced her Torah portion.
was the mean girl.
was her minyan.
Jonathon Safran Foer
wouldn’t stop talking about Elie Wiesel’s Night.
had a “thing” for Queen Vashti.
took the teen tour by storm.
didn’t eat the kreplach.
wouldn’t stop talking about Mark Chagall.
Who did you go to Hebrew School with?
Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother. She is the curator of the Polestar Poetry Series and the Chief Editor of La Petite Zine. She is the winner of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award and the Stark Prize for Poetry. Broder received her BA from Tufts University and is currently in the MFA program at the CCNY. By day, she works as a literary publicist. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including: Opium, Shampoo, Conte and The Del Sol Review. She lives in Brooklyn. Visit her websitehttp://www.melissabroder.com/.
Melissa Broder is the author of the novel The Pisces, the essay collection So Sad Today and four poetry collections, including Last Sext. She has written for The New York Times, Elle.com, VICE, Vogue Italia, and New York magazine’s “The Cut.” Her poems have appeared in POETRY, The Iowa Review, Tin House, and Guernica, and she is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for poetry. She lives in Los Angeles.