Some Occasional Essays
I have written many lectures, which I don’t generally post, as I tend to reword and rewrite as I deliver them; but occasionally I am asked to contribute an essay to a publication. Here is a small sampling.
Maurice Sendak’s Yiddish Heart
May 12, 2012
From Celebrating Sendak, a special edition of Hunger Mountain
Stompin’ at the Savoy: A Picture Book Writer Learns the Identity-Politics Dance
Tablet Magazine; April 26, 2006
What are the benefits and pitfalls of writing outside of your racial and cultural experience?
Man Gives Birth! Three Times!
Author’s Guild; April 2009
About watching my books grow up and leave home
Marlo and Me at Book Expo America
Publishers Weekly BEA Show Daily; June 2007
OK. It’s really about my crush on Marlo Thomas
Leonard, Ted (and Me)
This essay about poetry, art, Leonard Baskin and Ted Hughes was commissioned by the South Carolina Review