Author Archives: Barbara Krasner

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.

#52snapshots 2022 | Week 25 — The Body

I’m now a week behind in writing these memoir vignettes. So while this is technically Week 26, I’m offering up Week 25 here today. The prompt calls for writing about the body and I chose to write about my mother’s … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 29, 2022

Some very quick things: I have a Zoom session with my agent later this week to discuss my writing career. I feel like I’m standing at the crossroads, deciding which way to go. In the Kenyon Review online poetry workshop, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 22, 2022

Some very quick things: The Kenyon Review poetry workshop doesn’t seem to accommodate what I need to do for my novel in verse, but it is helping with standalone poems and is introducing me to some very awesome poets. I’m … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 24 — Beggars’ Night

The Week 24 prompt is called Beggars’ Night–the night before Halloween that we called Mischief Night. The prompt calls for writing to describe refusal. I thought about the time my parents stashed me at my father’s father’s house a block … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 15, 2022

Some very quick things: One of the things I learned at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum faculty seminar in the last two weeks was how to read and analyze photographs. I used the methodology this past Sunday with my Writing … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | I Will Protect You by Eva Mozes Kor with Danica Davidson

Kor, Eva Mozes, with Danica Davidson. I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived Auschwitz. New York and Boston: Little Brown, 2022. 226 pp. $17.99 The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did this project come about? Danica Davidson … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 23 — The Outsider

This week’s prompt requires writing about someone who didn’t fit in. Frankly, that could be anyone and everyone. I chose to write about a high school classmate who definitely marched to the beat of her own drummer. She was not … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 8, 2022

Some very quick things: One of my short stories, one I felt pretty good about, received three rejections in the last week. I’ve lobbed it into a critique service, although in retrospect, I should probably have “critiqued” it myself. I … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes–June 1, 2022

Some very quick things: My essay about my grandfather and his matchmaker postcard keeps getting rejected. I’m going to take it next to my AWA memoir group over the next couple of months and get some feedback. Still working on … Continue reading

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#52snapshots 2022 | Week 21 — Who Are Your People

For Week 21, the assignment is to describe a group you belong to. I chose to write about the Jewish community of Kearny and North Arlington. Lately I’ve been thinking about how the synagogue proved to be the center of … Continue reading

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