In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | August 2016 Report

August was more about scheduling and prepping for the fall semester than it was generating and sending out my own creative work with two exceptions:

  • I participated in a four-day Highlights Foundation Unworkshop and completed the first draft of my pre-Holocaust novel in verse.
  • I’m continuing to write poetry each week with instructor Matthew Lippman in a one-on-one and feel like I’m finally accomplishing some emotional depth.

Here are my August statistics:

Poetry: Sent to one venue, Reformjudaism.org. Acceptance, one, by Reformjudaism.org. I’m super excited about this one, because it’s a direct result of my research fellowship at the American Jewish Archives in June. I proposed a blog post about Emma Lazarus and Reform Liturgy. It was accepted and will run in October on the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Rejections, four, by US #1 Worksheets, Prime Number, Whale Road Review (but a lovely, personalized rejection), and Massachusetts Review.

Short fiction: No action.

Creative nonfiction: No action. But I have signed up for a one-day workshop at the New School with Nancy Kelton, whom I interviewed recently.

Academic journal articles: Submitted “No Stone Unturned: Newark’s Grove Street Cemetery” to New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. I proposed a first-year literature paper to the Northeast Modern Language Association.

Other August activities: I drafted a picture book biography manuscript.

 

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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5 Responses to In the Spirit of Poetry Has Value | August 2016 Report

  1. Joan Sidney says:

    MAZAL TOV ON ACCEPTANCE & PERSISTENCE!

  2. Meryl G Gordon says:

    A lot accomplished in August!! Mazal tov!

    Meryl Gordon

    On Friday, September 2, 2016, The Whole Megillah wrote:

    > Barbara Krasner posted: “August was more about scheduling and prepping for > the fall semester than it was generating and sending out my own creative > work with two exceptions: I participated in a four-day Highlights > Foundation Unworkshop and completed the first draft of my pre” >

  3. Can’t wait to read that poem! Mazal tov.

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