Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things:

  1. I have officially begun to translate Yiddish poetry. I’m starting with short poems of Rayzl Zhikhlinsky. Only two more Yiddish classes left this semester.
  2. My paper proposal, “Faceless: Dehumanization of Holocaust Perpetrators in Children’s Picture Books,” has been accepted for a seminar on “The Visual Turn in Holocaust Representation” at November’s Holocaust Educational Foundation Lessons & Legacies Conference in Ottawa. I became an HEF Fellow last summer.
  3. I couldn’t sleep last night and opened my Kindle to read Gregory Orr’s A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry. Since I have a bio in verse revisions ahead of me for May, it’s a good reminder of narrative and lyrical style.

My little pink bundle of deliciousness, my granddaughter Harper Lillian, is doing well. She’s holding the bottle by herself. One day I hope to see her in person!

Be well. Stay well. Be safe indoors.

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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2 Responses to Mid-Week Notes

  1. Sussman, Joanna says:

    Dear Barbara,

    I hope you’re doing well. Mazel tov on your granddaughter. I am curious about your paper on the faceless-ness of holocaust perpetrators in children’s books and would be interested in reading it when it’s done if you’d care to share it.

    “37 Days” coming along beautifully, withe the wonderful Kelly Murphy signed on for cover illustration.

    Warm regards, Joni

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