Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links
If David Bezmozgis’s latest book, a story collection titled Immigrant City, wasn’t already on your tbr list, this Times of Israel piece by Renee Ghert-Zand is likely to make you add it right away.
Speaking of short fiction: It’s time for a new issue of JewishFiction.net, with 18 stories “originally written in Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, English, and – for the first time – Danish!”
Nice new attention for some of my PR clients: Leon Wiener Dow talks about halacha (and more) with the co-hosts of the Judaism Unbound podcast, and Jewish Storyteller Press’s first-ever English translation of Jacob Dinezon’s The Dark Young Man receives a review over on Sasson.
So. Much. Poetry. (And that’s a good thing! But I think I’ll divide these discoveries into two parts.) To begin: Early in the week I ran across J.M. Farkas’s overview of work by “6 Female Poets You Should Read” (Alma). Then I encountered Matthue Roth’s wonderful “Shtisel and Giggles” (Hevria). And then I was made aware of a special “Jewish Issue” of Beltway Poetry Quarterly (which, alas, I have yet to delve into).
Finally, this week also brought two newly published Passover-related poems on the Jewish Journal site. One, “A Passover Story,” is by Alicia Jo Rabins. And the other is my own “Pharaoh’s Daughter Addresses Linda Sarsour.”
Every Friday, the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.