Shai Afsai

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Providence, RI

Author's Bio

Shai Afsai (shaiafsai.com) lives in Providence. In addition to poems and short stories, his recent writing has focused on the works of Thomas Paine, Zionist historiography, “the bride is beautiful but she is married to another man” stories, Jews and Freemasonry, Benjamin Franklin’s influence on Jewish thought and practice, religious traditions of the Beta Yisrael Jewish community from Ethiopia, Jewish observance and identity in Nigeria, aliyah to Israel from Rhode Island, Jewish pilgrimage to Ukraine, Jewish-Polish relations, Jews and Irish literature, the works of Gerry Mc Donnell, Judaism in Northern Ireland, and mussar literature.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals:
New English Review
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NPR

Fiction

Journals:
50-Word Stories
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Bewildering Stories
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Jerusalem Post
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Jewish Fiction .net
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Jewish Literary Journal
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Midstream
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New English Review
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Underground Voices

Poetry

Journals: ,
CCAR Journal
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Defenestration
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Eternal Haunted Summer
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Failed Haiku
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Ibbetson Street
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Lighten Up Online
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Living Senryu Anthology
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Mainichi
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New English Review
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Poetica Review
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Poetry Pea
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The Literary Yard
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The Stray Branch
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The Zen Space
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Last update: Jan 12, 2023