Friday Finds for Writers

Treasure Chest
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.

  • “22 Ways to Teach and Learn About Poetry With The New York Times” (via @DonShare).
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov remembers his first meeting with poet Joseph Brodsky (thanks to the Harriet blog for this one).
  • And another poetry-focused find: “The Language of Poets: 10 Notable Forms,” in which Nick Ripatrazone summarizes “10 of the most intriguing forms” in Edward Hirsch’s The Essential Poet’s Glossary.
  • “But my thesis was not a book. I was almost halfway through the program before I learned to appreciate the difference.” An important point from Colin Hosten on the Brevity blog (and a point that I made, sort of, back in this piece, too).
  • And, as per usual, there’s a fresh batch of Jewish literary links over on My Machberet.
  • Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

    3 thoughts on “Friday Finds for Writers

    1. ruth Abraham says:

      Hi Erica, Could you tell me how I go back to your previous posts. I think it was last week that you exposed the many stories and poems you had sent out that were rejected. Finally one was accepted. Congrats. In that post you listed journals to which I would dearly like to send a few of my own poems. I am writing a series of Father poems – forget that Sylvia Plath produced one of the best poems on the subject: that Sharon Olds did her own gorgeous long poem, and that Dara Barnatt has just put out “In the Absence” about her father. Well they have theirs and I have mine.
      Quite off the point. Back to asking if you can repost that piece listing the journals you tried. IF you know what I’m talking about.
      My thinks in advance

      1. Erika Dreifus says:

        It was Wednesday’s post. Direct link is But you can always find previous blog posts by going to the “Blogs” tab in the main nav bar and going to the blog you want to see.

    2. ruth Abraham says:

      Oh dear – my website is
      Ruth Abraham

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