Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Three quick updates from my desk.

  1. Many thanks to the team at Valiant Scribe for my contributor e-copy of their new issue, which includes my poem “Fighting Words” (originally published by The Hollins Critic and re-printed in Birthright: Poems; just about a year ago, “Fighting Words” was also a Verse Daily selection). I’ve looking forward to reading this issue, which will be available for purchase this weekend.
  2. Making progress with preparations for my spring-semester course on “Contemporary Jewish Literature”—and deeply appreciating the videos of panels, lectures, and readings that I’m locating, reviewing, and adding into the “hybrid” syllabus for students to access asynchronously.
  3. My home-improvement project continues! Notable since last week’s post: This update is coming from my new desk! Trust me—it’s a step up from the ancient card table I’d been using. (No photos yet—my home office is still cluttered with cartons of books that are waiting patiently for Project Bookshelves, which, at this point, won’t be completed until later in the winter.)