Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. THANK YOU

First things first: Thanks so much to everyone who commented and corresponded with me last week about both of the Birthright-related questions that I raised in that set of Midweek Notes. I value all of the input, and I’m happy to tell you that I was able to complete the survey and, as of Monday, sent it back to the web designer with your comments.

2. Newly Published Poem

As you may have caught elsewhere late last week, I’ve had another poem published in Jewish Journal.

Screenshot with poem title: "Pharaoh's Daughter Addresses Linda Sarsour"

It’s a timely poem for the speaker’s relevance to the imminent Passover holiday—and, in other respects, it’s unfortunately something of an evergreen one. And, yes: It will be included in Birthright.

If you want to hear me read the poem, I did so last Sunday when I took part in the latest Poetry Super Highway open reading, hosted online by Rick Lupert. I pop up around the 40-minute mark.

I’ve called in to Rick’s monthly shows once before, and I suspect that I will do so again. I recommend that you check in with the shows and all of the other excellent poetry-related resources that Rick offers on Poetry Super Highway (plus Rick’s own work, of course). What better time than Poetry Month to do so?

3. Upcoming Hiatus/Early “Sunday Sentence”

I plan to post here again on Friday, but after that, I’ll be taking a break for at least a week. I have some travels/commitments coming up. (There will be a May issue of The Practicing Writer coming your way, but it’s likely to get to you either a day earlier or a day later than usual. Please consider yourselves forewarned! ;-))

And since I won’t be posting another #SundaySentence for a while, I’ll share with you what I likely would have posted this upcoming Sunday:

She was sober again, and ten days is the same as a year when you want to drink all the time.

That’s from Tommy Orange’s There There: A Novel, which I’ve just finished reading.

As I say, you can count on another post on Friday, so the blog break isn’t beginning yet!

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. diana rosen says:

    Happy Passover to you and yours!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, Diana, and likewise!

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