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Places to find my poems

Readers of The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling should check out the current issue (Spring/Summer 2008) -- my poem "First Night" appears in its pages. (If you own chaplainbook, you already have a copy of the poem, of course; some of you may even have read it here when it was first written, one on-call night at Albany Medical Center a few years ago. But it's still neat to see it in print.)

Also exciting: three of my poems appear in the current issue of Zeek! They're part of a group of poems called the Brakhot Cycle. Brakhot means "blessings," and is the name of the first tractate of the Mishna. The cycle is a group of nine poems, each one titled with the first line of a chapter of Brakhot.

So the first poem is called "From when does one recite Shema in the evening?" The second, "Someone was reading the Torah." The third, "One whose dead lies before him," is in Zeek. (And so on.) Richard published the third, sixth, and seventh poems in the cycle. Take a look, see what you think, and feel free to leave a comment there or here.

Oh, and while I'm at it: it's now possible to subscribe to Zeek in your aggregator or feed reader. Here's a link directly to the feed. Shabbat shalom!

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