Category Archives: Poets

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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Poet’s Notebook | Courtney Druz, The Hannah Senesh Set

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How did you come to write this book? What was the inspiration? Why Hannah Senesh? Courtney Druz (CD): I didn’t know at first that I was going to write about Hannah Senesh. Since finishing my previous … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Hadara Bar-Nadav

I first became familiar with Hadara Bar-Nadav’s name when she co-authored a poetry textbook that I used in my advanced creative writing classes. I then had the privilege of meeting her (and taking her workshop) at the William Paterson University … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Janet Ruth Heller, Exodus

About Janet Ruth Heller Janet Ruth Heller is president of the Michigan College English Association.  She has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.  She has published three poetry books:  Exodus (WordTech Communications, 2014), Folk … Continue reading

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