The Internet has been abuzz with appreciations for Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who died earlier this month. I haven't known quite what to think about the outpouring, or about Darwish and his work. Which is why I am especially grateful for Rachel Barenblat's eloquent and even-handed take on his passing and his poetry.
The Jewish Week describes how "a crop of emerging women writers and artists is teasing out fresh interpretations from traditional Jewish texts."
Nextbook profiles Maya Arad, an Israeli writer living in the United States.