Without internet

December 9, 2012

I thought I'd be fine without internet. Aren't I self-sufficient? Someone who loves to read, write, take long walks, someone who can spend hours sitting and staring out the window? No internet would be a boon. More time for the things I loved.

I knew that this image of myself might be slightly skewed (more…)

Am I a Jewish Writer?

October 22, 2012

Here's my interview with Jody Carr for her series of Jewish writers interviews, published on Carr Talks.

If you hadnít been a writer, what would you have been?

At one point I took my law boards and applied to law school. Itís strange to think (more…)

Tomatoes and the Writing Habit

August 28, 2012

I know how I should be writing: each day, day after day, so the words accumulate at a steady pace, so my writing mind gets into a groove. For years at a stretch, when my kids were little, I wrote every morning from the moment they went off to school till the minute they (more…)

What I Read--and Didn't Write--This Summer

August 22, 2012

Summer. With time to read. And time to write. What a relief after the busy-ness of the school year, when I'm trying to balance teaching with my own reading and writing. I had high hopes for this summer. I planned to spend uninterrupted hours reading the poetry books and journals that were piling up (more…)

Interview on Women Writing Grief

May 30, 2012

My first post on this last day of May is a link (on the left) to a conversation with Patricia Caspers Rogers on the Ploughshares blog series, Women Versing Life. Like me, Tricia is a poet who writes about the death of her father. Her fine manuscript is titled Life with Fever. I enjoyed working with Tricia (more…)