Category Archives: Poets

Poet’s Notebook | Because I Cannot Leave This Body by Carol V. Davis

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired this collection? Carol Davis (CD): I don’t ever think in terms of a collection before I put it together so I can’t say there was a specific inspiration for the collection as a whole, … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Lesléa Newman, author of new collection, Lovely

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How does the Lovely collection differ from your previous collections? Lesléa Newman (LN): Each of my two most recent collections, I Carry My Mother and October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard  consists of a book-length series of poems with a narrative … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Joan Seliger Sidney

I first met Joan at the 2010 Jewish Children’s Writing workshop at the Highlights Foundation in Pennsylvania. I found her writing to be strong and lyrical. Turned out she’s been writing poetry for the adult market for some time. After … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

I had the pleasure of getting to know Yermiyahu Ahron Taub through his collaboration with Ellen Cassedy. I was thrilled to meet up with him at AWP this past February in Washington, DC. His new poetry collection, The Education of … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Richard Michelson

In honor of National Poetry Month, we continue in our series of interviews with poets of Jewish content. This week The Whole Megillah talks to prolific author and poet, Rich Michelson. The Whole Megillah (TWM): How do you get your … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Matthew Lippman

Continuing in our month-long series of interviews with Jewish poets, The Whole Megillah welcomes Matthew Lippman. The Whole Megillah (TWM): Matthew, how do you get your ideas for your poems? Matthew Lippman (ML): The best way to answer this is to … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Sue William Silverman, Poet and Memoirist

April is National Poetry Month! The Whole Megillah will post some special content featuring poets. This is the first in the series: an interview with poet and memoirist Sue William Silverman. The Whole Megillah (TWM): You’ve been publishing a lot … Continue reading

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