Tag Archives: Jewish poetry

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 | 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 | 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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Guest Post | Seminar on Jewish Story Panelist, Poet/Memoirist Joy Ladin

My life was changed by a writers’ conference I attended in 1985. I was three years removed from concentrating in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Writing poetry had been at the center of my life since junior high school, … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Blue Lyra Review Poetry Editor M. E. Silverman

About M.E. Silverman M. E. Silverman is editor and founder of Blue Lyra Review and Review Editor of Museum of Americana. He is on the board of 32 Poems. His chapbook, The Breath before Birds Fly (ELJ Press, 2013), is available. His poems have appeared in more than … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Michal Mahgerefteh, Editor, Poetica Magazine

If you don’t know Poetica Magazine, you should. Edited by Michal Mahgerefteh, it offers opportunity for emerging and well-known poets alike. The Whole Megillah recently spoke with Michal. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to start this magazine? Michal … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Elana Bell

Earlier this month, I attended the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writers Programs in Chicago. There, I had the privilege of participating in two workshops about Jewish poetry. I met Elana Bell on Shabbos afternoon at a … Continue reading

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