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.

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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2018 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Blog Tour Announced

This year’s blog tour celebrating the Sydney Taylor Book Award recipients and their work commences on Sunday, February 4. Please see the following link for more information, and please come back to The Whole Megillah for the blog tour wrap-up … Continue reading

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