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“Hiding” in The Woven Tale Press

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I am pleased to announce that my essay “Hiding” first published in ASCENT is now live in The Woven Tale Press.

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  I am honored to announce that my essay, “Stones Sipping Air” about my visit to the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague has been selected as one of ten finalists in the 2018 Tiferet Writing Contest.    

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“Beautiful Hair” published in Solstice, A Magazine of Diverse Voices

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So pleased to have “Beautiful Hair” up in the winter issue of Solstice, A Magazine of Diverse Voices.”  Also so pleased to be in an issue with the wonderful Dewitt Henry, who years and years ago, published one of my first … Continue reading

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“Brown Leather Satchel” Published in Fourth Genre

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Delighted to have “Brown Leather Satchel” in the current issue of Fourth Genre. The essay is adapted from a chapter in my manuscript, Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France. Unearthing Stories of Jewish Women in Vichy France tells the intertwined true stories … Continue reading

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Miss Portland by David Ebenbach

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     I was in residence at the VCCA, walking to my studio when I       noticed a man, carrying a box from his car and obviously moving into a vacant studio near mine. “Hi,” I said. “I’m … Continue reading

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Trusting Me With Her Words

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I’ve been helping my granddaughter with her mini college essays, two hundred words, two hundred and fifty words, honored that she has chosen to trust me with her words. I praise her strong sentences, her interesting approach to the prompt. … Continue reading

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Thinking of Jewish Prague

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In Auvillar, France, I mull Prague, my stop before arriving here, six nights in a city, I’d never seen, a place of myth, mystery and history. I went to Prague because so many threads of the Jewish history I’ve been … Continue reading

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On Kelly Cherry’s Girl In A Library

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          I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, hoping to place it on a blog with a larger audience than my own. That didn’t happen, and in the meantime, Kelly Cherry has won lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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Re-reading Kafka

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At dinner, I tell my son I am reading or re-reading Kafka, preparing for an upcoming trip to Prague. We are three at the kitchen table, my husband, my son and I. Downstairs, in the family room, my granddaughter and … Continue reading

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Yesterday, my review of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, An American Lyric, was up on the Brevity Blog and then up on the magazine itself Later, I realized that the piece coincided with MLK Day. Probably, an example of right place at … Continue reading

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