Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Quick updates from my desk.

1. I still can’t quite believe what happened last Sunday afternoon: I read a few poems from Birthright alongside Erika Meitner, Alicia Ostriker, and Alicia Jo Rabins. I’ve read and admired their work for so long—I was a little bit starstruck!

I’m grateful not just for the invitation from the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism for including me in this afternoon of Jewish women’s poetry, but also for the recording that they’ve already posted.

Recording from Sunday, March 14, 2021.

2. An unexpected shoutout. As the Passover holiday approaches, JewishBoston.com’s Judy Bolton-Fasman has written a gorgeous piece about a new book I’ve mentioned here before, Mishkan HaSeder: A Passover Haggadah. “In ‘Mishkan HaSeder,’ sacred texts and contemporary poetry interact across the page like the brightest of fireworks.” I’m proud that one of my poems is part of the project, and honored that this poem is cited in the new article. 

3. A couple of other proverbial irons in the fire are heating up (does that metaphor work?). But I’ll keep those tidbits for later.

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