Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick things.

1. While thousands of other writers will be descending on San Antonio for the annual AWP conference next week, I will be Boston-bound, for the 2020 convention of the Northeast Modern Language Assocation (NeMLA). Over the past weekend I finally drafted the introductory remarks and selected the poems from Birthright that I’ll read for the session I’m taking part in on “Narrative Poetry: Contemporary Poets Summoning Stories.” (And yes, I’ve practiced the presentation, and everything fits within my time limit!)

2. Before that, however, I’ll be sending out the March issue of The Practicing Writer. Remember that I’ve switched the host platform from YahooGroups to Substack, but I’m unable to transfer the subscriber list. If you haven’t subscribed (or re-subscribed) via Substack, here’s the homepage for The Practicing Writer 2.0.

3. Archival item: I’m not sure how long this piece will remain “unlocked,” but Jewish Review of Books seems to have brought out my 2012 review of David Clay Large’s Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games from behind its paywall. If you’re interested, check it out while you can.

an open spiral notebook with a pen resting on a blank page, plus a text label that reads, "Midweek Notes."

2 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Laurie Petersen says:

    If you would be of a mind to share your narrative-poetry remarks after the convention, I’d love to read them.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I’m thinking about it, Laurie. I may try to run it as an article somewhere. Stay tuned!

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