Roberta Spivek is a Philadelphia poet working on a chapbook about grief and resilience. Her recent work has appeared in New Croton Review, Naugatuck Review, Muleskinner Journal and other publications, and the anthology Stand with Ukraine. She has a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. She was part of the editorial collective of the Bay Area feminist newspaper Plexus, edited the magazine Peace & Freedom for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, coordinated economic justice programs for the American Friends Service Committee, and cared for a loved one with ALS for ten years. An active member of her synagogue, she is the daughter of a Holocaust refugee from Berlin and the granddaughter of Jewish immigrants from Germany, Poland and Ukraine.

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