Civics Unit: Naturalization Test

Editor’s Note: “Civics Unit: Naturalization Test” by Mariya Zilberman, was chosen by Ruth Madievsky as the poetry winner of Columbia Journal‘s 2019 Winter Contest. It was published in Columbia Journal #58 and appears here with permission from the author.

About the author

Mariya Zilberman is a writer and educator originally from Minsk, Belarus. She earned an MFA at the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers' Program and has received fellowships and awards from the Vermont Studio Center, the Yiddish Book Center, and the Hopwood Program. She previously worked in non-profit communications and as a business and legal affairs reporter.

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