Bibliography


POETRY PUBLICATIONS


Books 

Chronological: newest to oldest.

Chapbooks

Chronological: newest to oldest.

  • See Me: Elul Poems, Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2015.
  • Through, a collection of poems arising out of miscarriage, 2009. Available as an at-cost chapbook from Lulu or a free download here at my blog.
  • chaplainbook, Laupe House Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4116-9590-0.
  • What Stays, Bennington Writing Seminars Alumni Chapbook Series, 2002.
  • the skies herePecan Grove Press (San Antonio, TX), 1995. ISBN 1-877603-31-7. Currently out of print.

Poems in Anthologies

Chronological: oldest to newest.


Prayerbooks / Liturgy

Chronological: oldest to newest.

  • “Airport Havdalah” appears in The Hineini Project‘s Sukkot booklet, 2015.
  • “A Personal Al Chet” appears in Mishkan HaNefesh, CCAR Press, 2015.
  • “Prayer for Tashlich” appears in Rosh Haggadah, JewBelong, 2016.
  • “Aspirations” appears in a high holiday supplement, the Chatham Synagogue, Netivot Torah, in Chatham, New York, 2016.
  • Prayer After the Election” appeared in Kol ALEPH, November 2016.
  • “Al Chet” and “It’s not going to be easy” will appear in the Judaism Your Way machzor, Denver CO, 2017.
  • “Malchuyot, Zichronot, Shofarot” appears in a high holiday supplement at Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington, Texas, 2017.
  • “Freedom” appears in Welcome to the Seder, ed. Dr. Kerry M. Olitzky, Behrman House, 2018.
  • “Community” appears in Fertility Journeys: A Jewish Healing Guide, Mayyim Hayyim, 2018.
  • “Pursue” appears in Reflections, a publication of Minyan Chadash at the New London Synagogue, 2018.
  • “Good (Yotzer Or)” appears in Stephen Wise Temple High Holy Days Machzor, Stephen Wise Temple, 2019.
  • “Water from the Source” appears in a high holiday supplement at Temple Emanu-El, Brookhaven MA, 2019.

Periodicals

Alphabetical, A to Z.

  • American Poets & Poetry, volume as-yet unknown, “Live Oak” and “Miami Kichel.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 4, 1996, “Carol Cable Co.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 5, 1997, “That we appear to each other at all.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 8, 2000, “Gifts.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 9, 2001, “Jazz.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 10, 2002, “Practice Piece.”
  • The Berkshire Review, Vol. 11, 2003, “What Comes of Trees.”
  • Bottomfish, Number 18, 1997, “November,” “About redemption,” “At the end of the millennium.”
  • Buffalo Bones, Vol. III, No. 3, 1998, “Missed the boat.”
  • California Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3, “Remedy.”
  • Calyx, Vol. 27 No. 2 / Summer 2012, “Mother Psalm 6.”
  • Caveat Lector, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1998, “1939.”
  • CHEST, forthcoming, “Croup.”
  • Coe Review, Issue 27, 1997, “At the end of the millennium.”
  • Comstock Review, Vol. II, No. 2, Fall 1997, “About redemption.”
  • Confrontation, No. 66/67, Fall 1998/Winter 1999, “November.”
  • Drash, Volume One, Spring/Summer 2007, “People of the Book.”
  • Earth’s Daughters, 2012, “Besieged.”
  • Faultline, Vol. VII, 1998, “Some days.”
  • Flyway, Vol 3.3, Winter 1997, “The artist’s barn cat.”
  • The Hawaii Pacific Review, Vol 12, Fall 1998, “February.”
  • Illya’s Honey, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1997, “Resolutions.”
  • Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 2013, “Mother Psalm 6.”
  • Jewish Journal of Great Los Angeles, March 2013, “Instead of Sons.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Vol. 3, 1998, “Some days.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Vol. 4, 1999-2000, “Sometimes Still Warm.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, Vol. 5, 2003, “Kneidl.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, 2011, “Mother Psalm 1.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, 2012, “Mother Psalm 3.”
  • Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, 2016, “Pray.”
  • Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2008, “First Night.”
  • Mangrove, Summer 2000, “Bleach.”
  • Mobius, November, 1998, “Lightning and telenovelas,” “Wrapped in down.”
  • New Orleans Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1998, “Noah is breathing language.”
  • No Exit, Vol. V, No. 2, Summer 1998, “Goldenrod.”
  • The North Adams Transcript, May 2, 2002,, “Green Thumb.”
  • Pax, Vol. II, No. 2, Summer 1984, “On the Outside.”
  • Phoebe, Vol 11, No. 2, Fall 1999, “What Stays.”
  • Plainsongs, Vol. XIX, No. 2, Winter 1999, “Gourmet Living.”
  • The Pedestal Magazine, Fall 2004, “No Alternatives.”
  • Poetica, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2003, “Surprises.”
  • Poetica, Vol. 2, No. 2, July 2004, “Uncle Bill.”
  • Portfolio, October 1996, “Imperfections.”
  • The Portland Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, Winter 1998 “Apple Season.”
  • Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International, June 2016, “Pray.”
  • The Lyric, Vol. 78, No. 4, Fall 1998, “The World Transforms.”
  • Response, volume not yet known, “Why Don’t We All Make Aliyah?”
  • The River’s Edge, No. 4, Spring 1997, “Missed the boat,” “Cut his hair ,” “Your tinfoil or your jewels.”
  • Running Tide, Spring 2012, “Without Ceasing.”
  • The San Antonio Express-News, date unknown (2000), “Victrola” and “My Grandfather Sang in Czech.”
  • The Texas Observer, Vol. 94, No.1, Jan. 18 2002, “Christmas at the Ranch,” “Lustre King” and “Morning Prayers.”
  • Texas Poetry Calendar 2003, “Live Oak.” Flying Cow Productions, Fredericksburg, TX.
  • The Underwood Review, Vol. 4, spring 2003, “What We Can’t Buy.”
  • What Canst Thou Say, May 2016, “Devotion.”
  • What Canst Thou Say, Joy issue 2016, “I trust you: I am not afraid.”
  • What Canst Thou Say, Becoming Vessels issue, March 2017, “The Spiritual Call To Empty One’s Cup.”
  • Wisconsin Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, fall 2003, “Coffee Talk.”
  • Zeek, print edition spring/summer 2005, “Asher yatzar.”

Online:

Alphabetical, A to Z. 


NONFICTION PUBLICATIONS


In Books

Chronological, oldest to newest.


Newspapers / Magazines / Journals / Radio

Chronological, oldest to newest.

  • Regular arts/lifestyle features for The Advocate, 1998-1999.
  • Regular arts/lifestyle features for The Bennington Banner, 1998 – 1999.
  • Regular articles and stories for The Women’s Times, 1999 – 2001.
  • A wide variety of freelance articles from 1998 onward, from The San Antonio Express-News to Berkshire Living.
  • “It’s Better Blurred” appeared on The Round Table, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, July 16th, 2002.
  • Wearing Pants in Shul” in Lilith, Fall 2003.
  • Blog is my copilot” in Bitch, Fall 2004.
  • “Feeding the Belly, Feeding the Heart” appeared in The Women’s Times, November 2004.
  • “My America” appeared on The Round Table, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, November 11, 2004.
  • Monthly column in The Berkshire Eagle, starting with “A Passage to Pittsfield“, 2004-2005.
  • “Jewish Feminist Blogs — An Unlikely Sisterhood” in Lilith, Vol. 30 No. 3, Fall 2005.
  • “Playing in the Texts: A Conversation with Rachel Adler” in Zeek, the “Sex, Gender, and God” issue, Spring 2009.
  • Profile of Richard Kostelanetz in Zeek, Summer 2009.
  • “Transformative Works: Midrash and Fanfiction” in Religion and Literature, issue 43.2, summer 2011.
  • “On Poetry and Prayer” in CrossCurrents, Volume 62, Issue 1, the March 2012 issue. Read the first page of the article online.
  • All bodies are a reflection of God, Bloomington IN Herald-Times, February 23, 2013.
  • “Waking Up Again,” People & The BookThe Jerusalem Report, December 2016.

Online

Chronological, oldest to newest.


EDITED


Chronological, oldest to newest.

  • Local Writers’ Workshop Anthology, ed. and with introduction by Rachel Barenblat, XLibris,  1999.
  • MFA program chapbook, Blue Benn Review, co-edited (with Susan McHenry). June 1999.
  • Brilliant Coroners, co-edited with Rachel Rawlins and published by Laupe House Press, an imprint of Phoenicia Publishing, 2007.
  • Omer/Teshuvah by Shifrah Tobacman, March 2012. Omeremo Nanopress.
  • Days of Awe: the Velveteen Rabbi’s Machzor for the Yamim Nora’im. Featuring liturgy both classical and innovative; translations both faithful and creative; original artwork and photographs intended to stir the soul; teachings from Rabbis Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Burt Jacobson, Rami Shapiro, Hanna Tiferet Siegel, and many others; and powerful poetry by poets ranging from Yehuda Amichai to Marie Howe, David Lehman to Alicia Ostriker. With Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser; Velveteen Rabbi Press, June 2014.
  • Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal, Bayit: Building Jewish and Ben Yehuda Press, 2019. Beside Still Waters: A Journey of Comfort and Renewal is a book for mourners, for those who will someday become mourners, and for those anticipating their own journey out of this life.  It offers liturgy both classical and contemporary for different stages along the mourner’s path, from prayers for healing (even when “cure” may be out of reach) and prayers to recite before dying, to prayers for every stage of mourning: from aninut (the time between death and burial), to shiva(the first week of mourning), to shloshim (the first month), the culmination of the first year, yahrzeit (death-anniversary) and yizkor (times of remembrance).

AWARDS/CONTESTS:


Chronological, oldest to newest.

  • Runner-up, Academy of American Poets Contest, Williams College, 1994.
  • Winner, Academy of American Poets Contest, Williams College, 1995.
  • Featured Writer, San Antonio Poets and Writers’ Page, May 1996.
  • “At the Races” nominated for inclusion in eSCENE, “[T]he yearly anthology of the world’s best short fiction published on the Internet”, 1998.
  • “Stacking Wood” chosen for Pif Magazine‘s third-year anniversary Best-of-Pif Issue, October 1998.
  • “The Akedah Cycle,” a series of poems published in 70 faces, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2011.

Last updated December 2020.