Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things:

1. This week brought the latest printed version of my poetry manuscript, Birthright. (Thanks, Staples!) I’m continuing to revise (and proof my revisions) ahead of an ever-nearing deadline.

2. This week also brought a lot of paperwork that ultimately produced this ID card:

partial view of my new ID card

Introducing the newest Adjunct Assistant Professor to join the Department of English at Baruch College of The City University of New York.

Now: to finish designing the course that I’ll be teaching this fall (“21st-Century Jewish Literature”).

3. And reading an article online this weekend prompted me to revisit a seminar paper I wrote a long, long time ago. I’m still impressed with myself for coming up with its title.

Cover page of seminar paper: "A la recherche du rang perdu."
Translation: “In Search of Lost Status.”

13 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Cheryl says:

    Congratulations on your teaching position at Baruch College.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you, Cheryl!

  2. John Smistad says:

    Way to go on the new teaching position-we know you’ll do great! :]

  3. congratulations on the teaching appointment. And your manuscript title is wonderful.

  4. CI Marshall says:

    Bravo ?? on your teaching position! What lucky students!

  5. Lewis Parker says:

    Congratulations! Baruch College is lucky to have you on its staff.

  6. Lorraine Cregar says:

    Congrats on the position with Baruch. One of my graduate profs from FDU is at Baruch in the communication studies program.

  7. Jan VanStavern says:

    Congratulations! Your future students are already lucky to have a talented writer teaching them— Jan

  8. Congratulations! I hope you will trach little about the Holocaust in literature?

  9. Sorry, mistake. Not “trach” but “teach”.

  10. Erika Dreifus says:

    So many wonderful comments! Thank you all so much. (And yes, Walerian–there will be *some* Holocaust-related literature included.)

  11. Judith says:

    Erika, I was thrilled for you, when I came across this just now:

    Tablet Magazine Retweeted
    Jewish Storyteller Press
    ‏@JewishStoryPres
    Jun 7
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    For Shavuot, Tablet Magazine @tabletmag has published 3 poems by Erika Dreifus @erikadreifus, who, in addition to being a wonderful poet and author, has served as our publicist for the past several months. Her work is quite moving and powerful. https://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/204824/the-story-of-ruth-in-three-poems

    Best of luck with your new job. Lucky students!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thank you!

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