Leah Kaminsky

Leah Kaminsky, a physician and writer, is Poetry & Fiction Editor at the MJA. The author of several books, she is the editor of Writer, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers (Vintage Knopf US 2012, published as The Pen & the Stethoscope, Scribe 2010). Her award-winning poetry book Stitching Things Together was published in 2010. The recipient of many grants and fellowships, her work is published or forthcoming in Huffington Post, Monocle, Antipodes, Griffith Review, The Ampersand Review, PANK, Voices, Australian Poetry, Quadrant, The Examined Life, Mattoid, Cordite Review, Transnational Literature and The Age, amongst others. She is completing an MFA in Fiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts. (

Jeder Engel Ist Schrechlich

“Every angel is terrifying.” Duino Elegies – Rilke great grandfather soiled the family tree lifted his penis high in the air and peed on its trunk the stump of my mother great aunt had young lovers and hidden amongst the …

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Here and there – 1991

for Nani he winks from behind a gas mask dog on his lap trembling scuds whiz over Haifa 5 hours drive to Baghdad from here 500km wouldn't get me far past Albury on the Hume – I've done it several …

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