About Cole Krawitz

Cole Krawitz is a writer and poet who recently completed a MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University's Low-Residency Program. Cole has been awarded residencies and fellowships from Makor/92nd Street Y and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Cole currently teaches creative writing with the June Jordan Poetry for the People Program at University of California, Berkeley. Cole’s articles have been widely published, including in Newsday, The Advocate, Huffington Post, The Forward, San Francisco Bay Times and his poems have appeared in OCHO and The Queer Collection: Prose and Poetry 2007. Cole is the founder of jvoices.com. Cole lives in Oakland, CA, with his heart roaming in the boroughs of New York City.

Poem: In the Time of Elul

By August 21, 2009

We visit gravesites, mark a year’s passing, turn in in order to turn out another dimension. We rough our smooth edges.   We visit gravesites, cemented on grass and dirt, cover their tops with rocks, thin bricks line our chest, … Read More

Thank You for Being a Friend, Bea Arthur, z”l

By April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur passed away today at the age of 86 from cancer. The Jewish Women’s Archive has an incisive write up on Bea’s life, written by Kirsten Fermaglich, although I must admit, I’m not sure why she keeps putting strong … Read More

Daniel Kahn: “A Tradition of Subversion and a Subversive Tradition” by Sarah Anne Minkin

By March 29, 2009

From JVOICES.COM  – Author: Sarah Anne Minkin Dan Kahn and The Painted Bird’s new album, Partisans and Parasites is an addictive collection by outstanding, creative musicians. Together, the fast-paced, high energy klezmer, and sharp, evocative lyrics – sung in Yiddish, … Read More