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Orit Gat
Orit Gat is a writer living in London. She is a contributing editor of The White Review.


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On Marriage, Netflix, and Other Things I Hate

Book Review

June 2023

Orit Gat

Book Review

June 2023

1. ‘It’s kind of crazy to shop at Target, watch Netflix, drive a Honda, and still have a husband.’   Marriage falls into a...

Book Review

July 2022

It’s Personal: Writing and Reading Through Grief

Orit Gat

Book Review

July 2022

1. A spill  I’m drinking coffee in bed and reading The Reactor. I feel so close to everything Nick...

in a sheltered garden    in the business lounge the new state scientists invented for very hard things, men break into the heated pool they dip their toes into a dare and dream all night of drowning they look up the skirt of an escalator and see the skinless red muscles of the groin slide under their desk before sundown   men’s papers are square offices with revolving doors inside their folders labelled PIOUTA POA POOMA they boil the ocean into streams of sweating campus hire boys, bird-dogging the postman into a running bullet   in a sheltered garden they are spinning-off non-core competences: effective altruism, saying excuse me, holding doors open, greeting strangers, taking pills with water their plates are always full   somewhere they are bricking up  the small forgotten edges of the universe   let’s run the numbers off the loop let’s think of low-hanging fruit how apples provide colour, their shadow the threat of a back hand    raised to hit     testaments   sin crouches at cain’s door in the shape of a sickle the door handle is a fish pull it and deborah enters, swatting a wasp as a woman brings a king cream in a silver dish she hammers a tent-pin through his head   at the land of nod east of eden a child crawls into a cave of olives his brother is the shrunken bottle people used to take to war your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons  hangs a gold plate around her neck    two men hide under a flaxen roof and become windows to the prostitute’s conversion she hangs  crimson thread from their foreheads   boys dress in lamb skins and trick  their fathers into blessings over lentil stew an ostrich egg hangs over a green canopy, our inheritance  enter here cradle it in your hands     away in 1997   3 par 4 and the course stretches out into green across rumbled wooden bridges and manicured trees grasses tease the edge of weeds, wag the dog cracks chestnuts as swampy emerges from a network of underground tunnels he staples a public notice with a flying golf ball: pop bands branding ecstasy as a four-day week!  yellow flags wane half-mast in the breeze   along the bridle way london loops streets of halfidentical houses, a garden metal-pronged with a broken trampoline and power -washed patio there are lodges and round bushes, a princess counts stems of potted basil

Contributor

August 2014

Orit Gat

Contributor

August 2014

Orit Gat is a writer living in London. She is a contributing editor of The White Review.

Essay

September 2020

Three Finals

Orit Gat

Essay

September 2020

1998   In the summer of 2006, at a bar off Odéon, a girl I didn’t know drew a...

Anna Wiener’s ‘Uncanny Valley’

Book Review

February 2020

Orit Gat

Book Review

February 2020

1. SF vs NY   Anna Wiener found herself in the right place at the right time. That is, if that was what she...
James Bridle’s ‘New Dark Age’

Book Review

October 2018

Orit Gat

Book Review

October 2018

Halfway through James Bridle’s foreboding, at times terrifying, but ultimately motivating account of our technological present, he recounts a scene from a magazine article...
Women and Technology: History is a Cautionary Tale

Book Review

April 2018

Orit Gat

Book Review

April 2018

Few book reviews open with amateur rap, but: ‘back in the day when new media was new,’ goes the first line of a song...
Scroll, Skim, Stare

feature

Issue No. 16

Orit Gat

feature

Issue No. 16

1.   This is an essay about contemporary art that includes no examples. It includes no examples because its subject – artists’ websites, their...
What Can an Art Magazine Be?

feature

Issue No. 10

Orit Gat

feature

Issue No. 10

What can an art magazine be? Today, as the publishing industry reassesses its role in the age of the internet, the pioneering art magazine Metronome provides...

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Interview

Issue No. 1

Interview with Marina Warner

Elizabeth Dearnley

Interview

Issue No. 1

At the beginning of From the Beast to the Blonde, her study of fairy tales and their tellers, Marina...

poetry

August 2016

No Holds Barred

Rodrigo Rey Rosa

TR. Brian Hagenbuch

poetry

August 2016

Hello. Dr Rivers’ clinic? Thank you. Yes. Yes, doctor, I would like to be your patient. With your permission,...

Interview

March 2016

Interview with Han Kang

TR. Deborah Smith

Sarah Shin

Interview

March 2016

Han Kang is a disquieting storyteller who leads the reader into the very heart of human experience, where the...

 

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