Mid-Week Field Notes–January 26, 2022

Field Notes

Some very quick things:

  1. I’ve been highly distracted by an auto-immune skin disease, that despite various treatments, continues to spread as a rash and create erosive legions. Each day is a new nightmare. Overnight it has affected my eyes, fingers, and palms. I wonder if someday this malady will show up as memoir. Web information says it could resolve in up to six years. Oy gevalt.
  2. I have been invited to join a consortium of Holocaust Center directors by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  3. My advisor’s comments have come in on my dissertation and they’re totally doable. I’m heading back into revision.
  4. Two “Ancestry” poems, “Gregor Mendel’s Law of Individual Assortment” and “What Robert Lowell Didn’t Know,” have been accepted for publication by Last Leaves Magazine.
  5. Last chance! To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, the Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center hosts a panel of former hidden children from the Netherlands, France, and Belgium. Please consider joining us and reserve your spot by emailing HGHRCenter@mccc.edu.

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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6 Responses to Mid-Week Field Notes–January 26, 2022

  1. Fran Turner says:

    So sorry to hear about your skin affliction, Barbara. I hope it subsides quickly and completely, not according to the book! Congrats on the “Ancestry” poems!

    • Thanks, Fran. I haven’t turned the corner yet. Each day I descend deeper into something – I’m not even sure what. Waiting to hear whether I can teach remotely until the condition improves, because I’m certainly immunocompromised.

  2. Ugh. The skin condition sounds awful. Sorry. But everything else looks great. Congrats on getting the two poems placed.

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