Sara Kirschenbaum
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Writing :: Miscellaneous

  1. A New Poem About Bernie

    Thursday, Apr 07th, 2016 at 6:04pm

    I wrote this in the last days of Bernie's life, while holding onto him.

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  2. Creation Stories Revisited

    Wednesday, Nov 04th, 2015 at 10:50pm

    One of my proudest moments! In November, 2015 I was able to enjoy a theatrical reading of a piece of writing I had originally performed in Moscow in 1985. It was a chorus of seven creations stories read together like a musical score. For this performance thirty years later, I pared the voices down from seven to five, and re-wrote each creation story.

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  3. Annie's Roses

    Tuesday, Mar 26th, 2013 at 10:25pm

    Here is an essay that I wrote in 2003. With the decisions being made in the Supreme Court this seemed like a good time to post.

  4. Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop 2012

    Friday, Jul 27th, 2012 at 1:02pm

    I had the great experience of attending the Tin House conference this summer. It was my third time there. I followed the inimitable Ann Hood there after having such a productive workshop with her last summer in Maine. Here is Ann Hood reading in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Reed College where the conference was held.

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  5. My Writing Is On The Web

    Wednesday, Jul 18th, 2012 at 2:44pm

    Here are some links to my work. I will post these links here as well as under my "links" page. I think you will enjoy these pieces.

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  6. What I Was Looking For

    Sunday, Jun 03rd, 2012 at 5:40pm

    I find her, my clue, in an old, small, black and white photograph that is curled in on itself. She is in a pile that I am sorting on my father’s desk. A mixed-up stew of bills, checks, envelopes, letters, scraps of paper with addresses, e-mail addresses, and software registration codes. Rubber bands so old they crack, a jar full of dimes, hanging file tabs, sixties buttons and a sculpture by Joseph Cornell that belongs in a museum. My father knows I am going through his stuff. He doesn’t like it but the bills and taxes have gotten unmanageable and for six months I’ve told him I’m going to show up at his door in New York City and devote two weeks to organizing his back room. It had gotten to the point where the drifts of paper were endangering my mother’s ability to safely get to the only accessible shower, in the bathroom off of his “office.” My mother with her cane has had to negotiate a tiny path, only inches wide, lined with slippery computer magazines, stacks of books, pieces of computer hardware, packaging, three broken printers (one bigger than a washing machine and dryer), and a tripod.

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  7. Bibliophilia from Colette

    Monday, Oct 31st, 2011 at 12:11pm

    Here is a wonderful quote from Colette that is a testament to all that books can be, that e-readers can't.

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  8. My Dad

    Thursday, Sep 08th, 2011 at 6:49pm

    My mom, Susan Weil, asked me to write an introduction to a small-edition book she is making of my dad's random drawings.

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  9. Lollipops

    Thursday, Apr 14th, 2011 at 11:54am

    Sweet Phoenix

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  10. Obama is My Daddy

    Thursday, Apr 15th, 2010 at 2:20pm

    I am profoundly relieved. There’s been this giant pink elephant in the room that nobody would talk about. Actually it isn’t a pink elephant, it’s a giant nuclear weapon. No, make that 25,000 nuclear weapons.

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  11. Picking Rapsberries

    Tuesday, Apr 06th, 2010 at 11:09am

    Picking Raspberries has been published on Fraglit. Here's the link..

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  12. A New Essay: Dirty Dancing

    Tuesday, Sep 22nd, 2009 at 7:02pm

    Dirty Dancing - (I've Had) The Time Of My Life

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