Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

Journal cover for SHIRIM.


1. I am happy to report that I have met a number of recent deadlines. (Patting myself on the back.) Stay tuned for links to some published pieces.

2. Also this week: I received a contributor copy of the latest issue of Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal. I’m grateful to guest editor Carol V. Davis for asking me to contribute and for including my poem “Ode to a Rescuer,” which was published originally on the Haaretz website.

3. The latest “recent read” that I’ve added to my ongoing list is Patrice Gopo’s All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way. Read a bit more about it on that “brief book reviews” page, and catch up with the rest of my list.

8 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Judith says:

    Well-deserved recognition Erika. I’m a fan of your poetry, and looking forward to reading “Ode to a Rescuer”. Chag Sameach.


  2. Patrice Gopo says:

    Erika! Congratulations on publication of “Ode to a Rescuer.” Very exciting. And I look forward to links to some of your other published work. I always enjoy reading.

    Thank you also for mentioning my book. I’m appreciative, and I’m glad you enjoyed.


  3. Erika Dreifus says:

    Thank you both very much!

  4. Mazel tov! I’ve not heard of Shirim, so thanks for that. I have tried in the past to contact Carol Davis to interview her for The Whole Megillah but wasn’t successful in finding her contact info.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I’ll pass along your message, Barbara.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations! Always welcome news.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:


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