Notes from Around the Web: Literary Links for Shabbat
Having recently read Hans Keilson’s Comedy in a Minor Key (trans. Damion Searls), I appreciated this profile of the almost-101-year-old author
As we conclude National Poetry Month, let’s take a moment to celebrate that remarkable poet from the past, Hannah Senesh. as well as a newer, current poetic voice: that of Yehoshua November.
Poet and editor Jill Bialosky is now also the author of a memoir, about her sister’s 1990 suicide, and in this interview she discusses Jewish mourning rituals–and Judaism’s complicated relationship with suicide.
Yom Hashoah begins at sundown on Sunday, May 1, and that makes me it seem especially important to share with you today my latest essay-review for Fiction Writers Review: “Looking Backward: Third-Generation Fiction Writers and the Holocaust.”
On my other blog, this week’s “post-publication post” provides some background on the real-life inspiration for one of the characters readers are meeting in my short-story collection, Quiet Americans.