Author Archives: Cady Vishniac

About Cady Vishniac

MFA, Distinguished University Fellowship. Endelman/Gitelman Fellow University of Michigan, English and Judaic Studies, Translation Fellow at Yiddish Book Center. Translation forthcoming in LA Review. Fiction most recently in Glimmer Train and New England Review, contest winner in Ninth Letter, Mid-American Review, and others. Collected in New Stories from the Midwest. Been to Kenyon Review Workshops, Tent: Creative Writing, Vermont Studio Center. Editor for Raleigh Review, Reservoir.


I’m a shad, or a שד, plural שדים. I render toxic any food humans leave under the bed; I used to have an eye in my heart and live in the roots of sorb trees. One moment I suckled on the teat of my mother לילית, who is also called Lilith, in גהנום. The next moment I was in the parking lot of a school in a state called Washington—a kind of school called a liberal arts college … READ MORE

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