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Reena Katz

Reena Katz This poetic trace was used in:
Poem 27:
I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it I don’t get it

Poem 36: The projection of the intimate into the historical

dear mona and lori;

here we are                                                      an exile of
divided - a                             part                                                  strategies
empathy comes to mind,                                  no ends
or lack thereof                                                  just means

other - self

i send you both good
i send you the burnt rulebook
of this endgame

and the love of our great tradition the love of our ancestors the ones running with their menorahs, the ones sitting with their clasped hands, the ones that gaze and gaze lost and bent over

who baked that challah?
and lit those candles?
it was me/you

who saw that underneath the black fire
there is the parchment itself?

and beyond the language of core value
and ish
(that code which remains inside like cancer organs)

there is the mother

she bursts like a ripe pomegranate
here's your piece, and mine.
here and here
marking the gateway to the holy of holies.


Tables, 22, 42-43, 80, 82, 109, 157, 166, 187
n.16; 189 n.25; dancing, 164, 168; din-
ing, 43, 80, 148 191 n.13; family, 173;
feminist, 61 - 62; as horizontal surface,
46, 49, 51, 90; Husserl's, 22, 38-33, 44,
50, 53, 55, 63, 87, 117, 188 n.23, 193 n.21;
as kinship object, 80-81; kitchen, 52,
57, 62, 80-81, 88; as objects in philoso-
phy, 3, 35, 37, 45, 49, 51, 54, 55, 58, 89,
116, 181 n.2, 182 n.3, 187 n.17; as sup-
porting device, 47, 166, 179; as tools,
45; turning, 63, 164; writing, II, 28-32,
35-37, 40, 43, 49-51, 55, 58-59, 62, 87;
queer, 36, 162, 164, 166-170, 179, 200
n.4; wedding, 201 n.7