I attended a lovely event yesterday evening celebrating the new issue of Lilith magazine—and the Jewish holiday of Sukkot—over at Sutton Place Synagogue in New York. Here’s a view of the roof of the congregation’s sukkah shortly before sunset.
A shoutout for Gabrielle Zevin’s latest novel, Young Jane Young, which I’m reading at the moment and enjoying immensely. Continue reading ›
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›
As you’ll recall, my year of blogging for Poetry Has Value reached its end a number of months ago. But that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to share my poetry submission stats with you. So here’s the report for the month of September.
Also, if you’re new to these posts, it may be helpful for you to know that I work very hard to submit my work mainly to paying venues that don’t charge fees for journal/website publication. If you’re similarly looking for paying calls and contests that don’t charge submission fees, you’re always welcome to check my monthly newsletter (and with my weekly “Monday Markets” posts on this blog).
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I have a poem in the new issue of Moment magazine.
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Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
“It’s funny to be back at camp, almost 30 years later. Teaching writing—not as a crafts elective—but as part of a required Jewish education. It is a Jewish camp, after all, a camp that prides itself on text and learning; that requires campers to take two classes a day despite the fact that they are almost all staunchly allergic to the idea of ‘school’ in the summer.” From a beautiful essay by Sara Lippmann that I’d be sharing even if my name didn’t appear within.
A year after the passing of Shimon Peres—the statesman’s memoir appears.
This week’s “Israel in Translation” podcast features the poetry of Eli Eliahu (as translated by Kevin Haworth, Adriana X. Jacobs, and Vivian Eden).
A new issue of JewishFiction.net went live this week.
And a great, inspiring time was had by all at Tuesday evening’s launch event here in New York for Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion. Listen to recordings from the evening. Check out the online photo album. Consult the tour schedule to see if Rabbi Held will be in your neighborhood sometime soon. Enter the current giveaway. And note this discount offer from The Jewish Publication Society.
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen
Shabbat shalom, everyone.