Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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  • Added to my tbr list this week: the first French book I’ll have read in quite some time, assuming that I get to it anytime soon (it now awaits on my Kindle). It’s François Noudelman’s Les enfants de Cadillac, which I encountered this week through a translated excerpt introduced by Daniel Solomon on Tablet (Solomon and Ben Zitsman are credited with the translation).
  • Joanne Levy’s suggestions for “How to Support Jewish Children’s Literature,” as shared in a guest post for The Book of Life, are broadly applicable to supporting Jewish literature for grown-ups, too.
  • In which Howard Freedman writes about two poetry collections: Aviya Kushner’s Wolf Lamb Bomb and Rachel Kaufman’s Many to Remember.
  • A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Steven Volynets’s short story “Shaare Emunah,” one of the most memorable pieces I’ve read in the latest print issue of Paper Brigade, had been posted online; next Wednesday (March 2), Paper Brigade will be hosting Volynets (virtually) to discuss the story.
  • And one final note: This week brought news of the passing of Faye Moskowitz, a beloved writer and teacher who influenced and supported legions of other writers (including many, many Jewish writers). For me, Faye was someone who made me believe in my poetry when she accepted it for publication in Moment magazine. May she rest in peace, and may her memory be a blessing.

Shabbat shalom.

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"

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