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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.”

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13 Responses »

  1. Congratulations on your teaching position at Baruch College.

  2. 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. Bravo 👏🏼 on your teaching position! What lucky students!

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

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

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

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

    Tablet Magazine Retweeted
    Jewish Storyteller Press
    Jun 7
    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!

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