Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- “Using Poetry to React to Historical Events and Causes” is a thoughtful guest post on the From the Catbird Seat blog by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress.
- @FrontierPoetry is “starting an interview series with MFA Directors to answer your most requested questions! MFA applicants, what’d you like us to ask? Or what info is much needed but often missing from their FAQs? MFA vets, what do you wish you knew about the program prior to committing?”
- “Facebook Author Pages Are Useless. Make One Anyway.” So says Allison K. Williams, and you’ll want to read through her argument. (For what it’s worth, I do have a Facebook author page, myself.)
- Two worthy memorial tributes from yesterday’s Shelf Awareness newsletter: an obituary note for Naomi Long Madgett (whose eponymous poetry prize I’ve long publicized) and a remembrance of Florence Howe and the founding of the Feminist Press.
- And there are plenty of specifically Jewish new literary “finds” over on the My Machberet blog today.
Have a great weekend, everyone.