Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links
“For our upcoming Yiddish Poetry Special Feature, Asymptote is pleased to partner with the Yiddish Book Center. We invite submissions of up to 15 pages of poetry in translation both from emerging contemporary voices, or rediscovered or established poets of the past.” Deadline is June 1, 2019; note that “finances do not permit us to pay contributors at this time.” (Many thanks to Rachel Neve Midbar for the lead on this one.)
Via JTA: “Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges is best known for his complex, surrealist short stories and poems. Few know he was a great admirer of Israel and the Jewish people. This side of the acclaimed author is revealed in ‘Borges, Judaism and Israel,’ a new book that includes some of his writings, photos and unpublished letters.”
A notable recent read: No’a L. bat Miri’s essay on “What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Become More Religious,” on Alma.
And another: Lucy Biederman’s “Twenty-one Notes on Muriel Rukeyser’s ‘To Be a Jew in the Twentieth Century’,” on the Jewish Book Council’s site.
Two jobs of note with the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) in New York: Director of Strategic Communications and Director of Publishing of CCAR Press. (Thanks to Sivan Rotholz for bringing these to my attention.)
In which the My Machberet blog presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.