Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer
A Poem for Purim
The Jewish holiday of Purim is two weeks away, and a few days ago I placed a Purim-related poem with Jewess magazine. It features the voice of Vashti, one of the “characters” in the Purim story. Suffice to say that Vashti’s experience takes on additional meaning in the midst of #MeToo. Click over to read. (Bonus: I’ve included a bit of background on the process behind the poem.)
Latest Column TK
I spent a lot of time since the last “Midweek Notes” working on my latest “View from the USA” column for the UK’s Jewish Chronicle. It should be out shortly. Stay tuned.
In the Meantime
I haven’t spent a lot of time submitting poems in 2018, but in the past several days I have taken advantage of one journal’s brief fee-free window, and another’s reminder of an imminent deadline, to send out two mini-packets. We’ll see what happens!
That’s what’s been happening here. How about with you?