Three quick things:
- Let poetry inspire your writing. See the interview with Devora Busheri about her use of Hayyim Bialik’s poetry in her new picture book, In the Jerusalem Forest (Kar-Ben, 2019).
- Are any of you participating in Nanowrimo? I decided not to sign up this year. Instead, I’ve mapped out several days over my winter break to write and I’m on the waiting list for a summer retreat.
- Whose writing has punched you in the gut, gave you indelible images, made you think “I wish I could write like that” or “I wish I had thought of that?” Lately, I’ve been thinking about Erika Dreifus’s poem, “Kaddish for My Uterus,” that reminds me of my own uterine cancer in 2014 and subsequent surgery and radiation treatment. I never thought to write about it. If you haven’t yet ordered your copy of Birthright, I highly recommend it!
Have a great week, everyone!