‘Those who view images of Nazi atrocities become witnesses to their crimes’

‘the problem is not that people remember through photographs, but that they remember only the photographs’ (Susan Sontag)

Maia Elsner

I was born in London to Mexican and Polish Jewish parents, and began writing poems in Massachusetts, USA. My poems are published or forthcoming in Colorado ReviewThe Missouri ReviewThe Carolina QuarterlyMagmaStandBrittle StarWildness and pidgeonholes among others. I was shortlisted for the 2019 White Review Poetry Prize and the 2020 Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry, and commended for the 2020 Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize. My poems have been anthologized in Un Nuevo Sol: British LatinX Writers (flipped eye, 2019) and Field Notes on Survival (Bad Betty Press, 2020).