Monthly Archives: February 2018

On My Night Stand

This weekend I’m reading Elizabeth Rosner’s Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory (Counterpoint, 2017). I’m a big fan of memoir in general. Rosner addresses a return visit to Buchenwald with her father, who survived the camp … Continue reading

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Mid-week Musing

Quote for the Week From Rich Michelson’s More Money Than God: Excerpt from “Another Holocaust Poem” VI. Burn everything after I’m dead, Kafka said, poking his prewar / Jewish head into yet one more of my poems. He’s trying to … Continue reading

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New Friday Feature | On My Night Stand

Beginning Friday, February 9, The Whole Megillah introduces a new pre-Shabbos feature: On My Night Stand. This weekend I’m reading Albert Hepner’s memoir, Avrumele. I met Albert in the adjunct office of Mercer County Community College where I teach first-year … Continue reading

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2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour | Final Stop

You’ve now come to the final stop along the 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award blog tour, the culmination of a full week of insightful and inspiring award-winning author and illustrator interviews. Read about the blog tour and all 2018 Sydney … Continue reading

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New Wednesday Feature | Mid-week Musing

Beginning Wednesday, February 7, The Whole Megillah introduces a new feature, Mid-week Musing. I’ll post some sort of Judaic quote each week that got me thinking. I hope it will get you thinking, too, and perhaps inspire some writing. Quote … Continue reading

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Literary Offerings into the World | January 2018 Report

Not much activity this month while I get used to my semester teaching schedule. Poetry: I sent packets of poems to five journals (Fugue, Tin House Online, Cider Press Review, Poet Lore, and Poetry Magazine). I entered four poems in … Continue reading

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