Writer. Reader. Reviewer. Resource Maven.

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Collection-in-Progress

I am working hard to prepare my poetry-collection manuscript for submission.

Which means that I am spending a lot of time sequencing (and re-sequencing) the poems.

Here’s a photo which might best be titled: “Batches (Or, After All of the Poems Were Set Out on the Floor but Before They’ve Been Assembled into a Single Contiguous Group).”

And Speaking of Poems

I had two poems published on the Jewcy website last week.

Photo by slgckgc, via Flickr.

The first poem, “Birthright,” connects with last week’s Torah portion (Toldot). The other one, “Sabbath Rest 2.0,” examines what I have elsewhere referred to as my weekly social-media detox.

Fun fact: “Birthright,began as an acrostic (spelling out the name “Isaac”). But it just didn’t work that way. I’m grateful to Kathleen Graber for making me see that during our post-workshop tête-à-tête at last summer’s Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers Conference. Kathleen predicted that the poem would find a home in its new form, and she was right!

One More Byline

Last week also brought the publication of a feature I wrote for the Forward about the remarkable Rachela Krinsky (1910-2002). I could tell you more about her here, but I’d rather that you click over and read the 1000-word piece.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WISHES TO ALL WHO WILL BE CELEBRATING IT TOMORROW!

Labels: , , ,

Share

Leave a Response