Penina Eilberg-Schwartz lives and writes in the Bay Area. She has worked on issues of justice in Israel-Palestine with several organizations and is a member of IfNotNow, a movement working to end American Jewish support for the occupation. She is an alumnus of LitCamp’s juried writer’s conference, the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship and the Alley Cat Books writing residency. With her partner Marty Piñol, she co-wrote the chapbook Everything in the speaking of it (Alley Cat Books, 2019), an exploration of Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse written through redacted poems (omitted from the chapbook), prose poems, and essays-as-bookends. In this Place Together is her first full-length book. She is currently working on a novel as well as a book-length essay about the myth of the Jewish nose.