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May 26, 2010 1 comment

Was recently interviewed by a Jewish mag out of Minnesota – 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.

Categories: Reviews

Passover Special, Talat Gig, and Bernstein

April 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Hey friends,

Lots happening around here! Check out my Passover Jazz Poetry special for the Forward –

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

Oh and my Bernstein review is up on the Forward

Categories: Gigs, Reviews

May Chrain be With You!

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

My debut as a food critic:

There should be another piece of my mine there in a few weeks – on herring.

Categories: Reviews

Outdated? Plus BJY

February 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Are blog posts long outdated by the way?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:

Categories: (Imp)ersonal, Reviews

Poetry of Jasmine Donahaye

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

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.

Categories: Reviews