So often we spend the time we set aside in our mind for “activism” on negativity. But lately I’ve realized the need for the positive and negative — these essay and video excerpts.
Emma Kushnirsky is a current high school junior living in the Bronx, NY. She has spent most of her life in the Bronx and Manhattan, but also lived on the West Coast for several years. She most enjoys reading and writing all types of poetry and largely literary fiction, fantasy, or magical realism. Emma also loves animals and the outdoors and enjoys playing guitar, rollerblading, working out, yoga, singing, language learning and cooking. Her work has previously been published in In Parentheses Magazine.
This year has been all over the place. I’ve been scattered, and so has the time I’ve taken to write, and what I’ve chosen to. But I’ve been pulled most to writing that connects to a larger sense of purpose and meaning. I want my writing to reflect the massive changes I want to work towards.
my dog spoke hebrew and it felt profound
The relationship between two deaths.
Day of Characters
A short story about the first step of what other people considered this woman’s breakdown.
Pandemic Letters: The Wind or a Leaf Stuck to the Sidewalk
After reading the poetic correspondence between Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón entitled “Envelopes of Air,” we decided to write poetic letters to one another, which naturally interrogated our feelings and thoughts during a pandemic.
Looking Out Over Something Senseless, It’s Just Me For Here Now, and Speaking
These three poems are related to reflection and my relation to the natural world.