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In gratitude to The Ekphrastic Review for publishing my poem The Banquet of Cleopatra, Feb. 27, 2022

February  15, 2022, thank you to Litterateur RW for publication of Chacmool, After Breakfast, The Banquet of Cleopatra. See pages 54-62.

January 2022. Grateful to SWWT for their commendation of my poem After the Storm, 

I am grateful to Songs of Eretz for publishing my poem Lemon Tree, in their Winter 2021-2022 issue on Place, and to editor Charles Swanson who writes: 

  The words “never ever ever empty” strike me as a sentimental exuberance.  When a poet earns the right to express sentimentality and exuberance as Jawary does, then I know I am reading an exceptional poem by a skilled poet.  CAS

February 2, 2022. I am grateful to Mockingheart Review for publishing my poem Tabitha in Volume 7, Issue 1 . 



In gratitude to Sylvie for broadcasting my Faith poems on her Daily Daven for TBI.


Choice, January 27, 2022

Do Not Measure, January 6, 2022

Tomorrow, December 28, 2021

Weeds in My Garden, December 14, 2021.

How to Pray, December 6, 2021

We Have Set Words for Prayer, 


Thank you to Poetica Review for publishing my poem Fortune Teller in their Winter 2021 issue. 


Grateful to editors Julia Prendergast, Eileen Goodall and Jen Webb for including my short story, The Last Time I Saw You, in The Incompleteness Book II published by  Recent Work Press, 2021.


Anita is grateful to Jewish Women of Words  for inviting her to publish a selection of her Dickensian Challenge stories and images.

Editor Liora Miller writes, "Thank you for your wonderful story series and accompanying images.We love that they found a home for us at Jewish Women of Words."

The Judges


Finding Moses

Wrong Number

Natural Disasters


Haim Lefkovic


The Cabalist of Caulfield


Anita is grateful to editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, Aaron Berkowitz, for publishing her poem, This Water  and her short story Transit in JLJ.


Anita is also grateful to Stan Galloway for inviting her to read and discuss her work on his Pier-Glass Poetry Panel 1.6, May series. View here.


Kind thanks are also due to editor-in-chief Steven Wittenberg Gordon of Songs of Eretz Review for welcoming her two poems Two Roses and Passion Flower into his Spring edition, and for his insightful and appreciative comments:

While love poems involving roses are as old as love and roses, Jawary has managed the near impossible by bringing something fresh and new to the metaphor.  There is a tasteful eroticism here, too--again, no simply feat!  SWG

Jawary uses personification brilliantly here, resulting in a poem full of love, jealousy, lust, and tasteful eroticism. SWG

Grateful to Steven Wittenberg of Songs of Eretz Review for publishing my poem Calling Your Name in his Fall 2021 issue.  Jaway’s passion speaks within her framework of figurative language, metaphor, and repetition. TLC



Anita is very grateful to Michael Schwartz for his encouragement and for publishing her first ekphrastic poems on his NGV blogsite, Be Guided By Art:  

The Melon, Three Cabbages, David Hockney, Bruised Peaches, The Paper Boy and The First Cloud 

Thank you Michael for your encouragement. 


In the late 1980's -'90's, Anita Jawary worked as a freelance journalist  and academic. She published over 200 articles in the Australian Jewish News and selected pieces in The Age and The Herald Sun. 

In 2011-12 she produced and broadcast her own radio program, Artytpes,  for Lion FM Radio and created The Dickensian Challenge, undertaking to write and broadcast a story a week. At the time she was drawing about 350 hits a week to her site.

In 2004 Anita published her 'O-Book' a multimedia CD-ROM, The Perpetual Table v1, containing family stories and recipes illustrated with her first series of still life pastel drawings.

May 5, 2022. I am grateful to Lorette Lucazic of The Ekphrastic Review for inviting me as artist and guest editor for the Ekphrastic Review.

And also to Portly Bard for his warm response to my editorial comments and art. 

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