Aliza Newton

United States

as a society, we need to start going on spiritual retreats after minor inconveniences.

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Aliza Newton (United States) reviewed:

The joy of sleepovers

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Specific details planted throughout the piece were what made it stand out to me, like the mention of a black ring or garlic bread. It made it feel so much more personal. Metaphors were on point, too--the more literary devices,...

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Aliza Newton (United States) reviewed:

Lament on My Death-Bed

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I really liked it overall! If I had any critical feedback it would just to be to improve the cadence of the poem, because at times the syllables felt a bit off (like that line about green valleys, I would...

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Aliza Newton (United States) published:

A Childhood Covenant

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    At an age to young too recall, my next-door neighbor and I wrote out our own Bible. The New New Testament, inked not on parchment but three-holed paper, spelling out the rights and wrongs of the modern day worshipper. 
    "We'll need to start with the Ten Commandments." My co-rabbi looks up, probing me for ideas. I shrug. She scribbles away anyway, holy words bubbling off the tip of the pencil in big, loopy letters. 
    "Thou shalt...

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