Was recently interviewed by a Jewish mag out of Minnesota – http://tcjewfolk.com/poet-with-chutzpah-jake-marmer/. For some reason they dubbed Jewish slam poets as “poet with chutzpah”. Kinda don’t like chutzpah. As vocalized in the interview…
On a separate note, MJL published my piece on herring. ha! The funniest thing about it: a man named Herb emailed me – he googled “shmaltz herring”, found the article, and saw that I mentioned my great-grandmother being from the shtetl called Haschevato. His family is too, from there, going way back. He’s looking for relatives – the Nudelman family. If you happen to be a Nudelman hit me up, I’ll introduce you to Herb.
Lots happening around here! Check out my Passover Jazz Poetry special for the Forward – http://www.forward.com/articles/126922/.
Also, I will make a guest appearance with the Talat band this Sunday at City Winery! They’re an awesome jazz-klez band, I’m psyched to be sharing the stage with them. It’s a morning gig – all info http://www.citywinery.com/events/61034.
Oh and my Bernstein review is up on the Forward…
My debut as a food critic:
There should be another piece of my mine there in a few weeks – on herring.
Are blog posts long outdated by the way? By the time I got this website together it’s time to haul in dinasaurs. But then what about the nostalgia factor? Speaking of nostalgia: this is the recent review of the latest issue of the Blue Jew Yorker, at the Forward: http://www.forward.com/articles/123813/
In this Friday’s edition of Forward, I have a review of Jasmine Donahaye’s poetry book “Self-Portrait as Ruth”. Click here to read. I don’t write much about political poetry but this really struck a chord. The web-version of the article features a recording of the poet, reading her work.