Elliott Femynye batTzedek
Elliott Femynye batTzedek is a Jewish lesbian writer who currently lives in Philadelphia.Two of her poems were published in the recent Sinister Wisdom special issue on grief, and she has work forthcoming in Poetica and The Harrington Lesbian Literature Quarterly. Her poems, essays, reviews, and cartoons have been published in Sinister Wisdom, Rain and Thunder, the online journal Awakened Woman, Lesbian Ethics, off our backs, Sojourner, The Lesbian Review of Books and other local and national Feminist journals and newspapers. Her essays have been reprinted in anthologies such as Gender Through the Prism of Difference (Oxford University Press), Lesbian Culture: An Anthology (Crossing Press) and Out of the Class Closet: Lesbians Write About Class (Crossing Press). She has worked as an editor and free-lance writer, and currently teaches graduate courses in Children's Literature and Publishing and is the Curriculum and Collections Developer for a nonprofit that provides professional development for teachers in high-poverty urban schools.