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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: I didn’t expect to write poetry during my PhD class this week, but I am! It’s kind of ekphrastic based on sculpture, painting, photography as well as on music, particularly the sound of the oboe. I may … Continue reading

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Three quick things: I’ve hired a Jewish life expert in Poland to vet my novel under contract. On Brevity’s blog today, I read about DIY retreats. I’ve been doing this for years. At first, I booked myself into bed & … Continue reading

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Three quick things: I am thinking about iconography in children’s Holocaust literature. What are the typical symbols? I’ve also been thinking about children’s books about other genocides. There seems to be relatively few. Do any come to mind for you? … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: Even while traveling and participating in fellowships, I am continuing to write poetry, one poem at a time. This is part of a new contemporary YA work in progress. At some point, I really need to focus … Continue reading

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Three quick things: My article on border crossing between the Nazi and Soviet spheres of interest in the fall of 1939 has been accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed academic journal. Through this writing exercise I learned to value: Once … Continue reading

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Three quick things: I am completing my second week at the faculty seminar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Three immediate takeaways: I’m convinced that the more I learn, the less I know. I am still trying to … Continue reading

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Three quick things: I am slowly navigating academic writing—and am finding creative writing so much easier. The academic peer review process is unnerving. Conversation Starter: What narrative would you most like to see as a picture book? Middle grade? YA? … Continue reading

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