Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
A Passover Poem (and Its Postscript)
Above, you’ll see a poem that was published for the first time three years ago. The current Passover holiday has inspired me to add a postscript, which you can read over on my other blog.
Poetry Month Prompts & Poems
Not to jinx myself, but I actually have been drafting a new poem each day during this National Poetry Month. (I can’t believe it, either!) A huge help in this endeavor: C.A. LaRue’s incredibly generous daily round-up posts, which include links to an array of prompt resources along with other great material.
I’ve also (miraculously!) managed to read two poetry collections in recent days: Lesléa Newman’s I Carry My Mother (which I wrote about, again, for the My Machberet blog), and Jehanne Dubrow’s The Arranged Marriage, which I’d been meaning to read but finally purchased after reading Judy Bolton-Fasman’s coverage on The Forward‘s website.
Like many of you, I suspect, I’m heading out to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference. It will be a brief trip, but since I’m taking off Friday morning, this will be my last blog post until I return. Hope you all have a great several days. To my “fellow travelers”: travel safely! See you all back here next week.