Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety. Continue reading ›
Just a few quick things:
Hope you’re all having a good week!
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction).
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In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
To the south, there are five other cottages, cloaked from one another by a dense growth of trees—mostly spruce, but also pine, cedar, and poplar, whose leaves in the wind sound like hands clapping.
Source: Alan Lightman, “The Infinity of the Small” (Harper’s)
“I think that it’s a huge statement that you can be critical of the actions of the Israeli government and still be a treasured, valued author. That’s a very important point to make.”
Source: Allison Kaplan Sommer, “The Promised Podcast” (re: David Grossman and the Israel Prize)
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend. Continue reading ›