I was elated when, last November, Cathryn Hankla accepted my poem “Fighting Words” for The Hollins Critic.
But I had no idea when, exactly, the poem would be published. So it was a nice surprise to arrive home the other day and discover a thick envelope containing a set of contributor copies. (And, yes, a check!)
Something This Writer Has in Common with Prince Harry
ICYMI: Britain’s Prince Harry recently made his podcast debut. (He did so as part of an ongoing collaboration with his brother and his sister-in-law—aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—to promote mental health and de-stigmatize the subject; I applaud all that they’re doing.)
As it happens, I’ll be making my own first podcast appearance soon enough! Continue reading ›
Like legions of fans, I’m grieving the death of Homeland‘s Peter Quinn.
But unlike many of the others (at least to my knowledge), I still have this poem——which I completed before I became aware of Quinn’s demise in Sunday’s season finale—to help comfort me. Continue reading ›
My blogging time with Poetry Has Value may have reached its end, but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to share my poetry submission stats with you. So here’s the report for the month of March.
Venues to Which I Submitted Poetry and Total Poems Submitted: (11) Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, Common Good Books Poetry Contest, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Manhattan Jewish Experience Poetry Contest, Mortar Magazine, New Haven Review, Outlook Springs, The Rush, Third Point Press, The Tishman Review. Continue reading ›
I’m just back from my first visit to the impressive LMHQ event space, where I was able to watch two lit-world stars in conversation. (Bonus: The event was on Facebook Live, and you can catch the video here.) Continue reading ›
Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories (Last Light Studio), which is an ALA Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title for outstanding Jewish literature. Quiet Americans was also named a Notable Book (The Jewish Journal) and a Top Small-Press Book (Shelf Unbound). Erika is a contributing editor for Fiction Writers Review and an advisory board member for J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and she wrote the section on “Choosing a Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing” for the second edition of Tom Kealey’s Creative Writing MFA Handbook (Continuum, 2008). Erika is also the editor/publisher of The Practicing Writer, a free (and popular) e-newsletter featuring advice, opportunities, and resources on the craft and business of writing for fictionists, poets, and writers of creative nonfiction.
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