They were a neighborhood family of mushrooms living right down by the side of the house. I would have trampled them, but my ecologist spouse tenderly brought them in, cleaned, then fried them in butter and Sauvignon Fumé. A heady smell arose, woodsy flavors emerged from the pan. Those knobby ones urged me to taste … Continue reading The Morels – by Marilyn Kallet
Lives in the hedge next door. I have hedge envy. He swoops in once daily on his no-bagel-crumbs mission. Four times per, if I have seeds or multi-grain bits. Passover begins tomorrow, so we’ll see if whole-wheat matzo warrants his bright blue flight.
My Holocaust research started with SW Germany, where my relatives were rounded up. My great-aunt, Hedwig Schwarz, was the only Jew to escape deportation in Horb/Rexingen. She was handicapped before the Holocaust, fell off the transport car, and was rescued by a nameless person who took her to Marienhopital in Stuttgart, where the nuns cared … Continue reading For International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Poem by Marilyn Kallet
MAY 2021 BLACK-JEWISH DIALOGUE Marilyn Kallet recently served two terms as Knoxville Poet Laureate, 2018-2020. She has published 18 books, including How Our Bodies Learned, The Love That Moves Me and Packing Light: New and Selected Poems, Black Widow Press. She translated Paul Eluard’s Last Love Poems and Benjamin Péret’s The Big Game. Dr. … Continue reading Black-Jewish Podcast: Poets Speak
Our virtual Town Hall, The Future of Diversity Amid Pandemic, took place on Sept. 14, 2020 with help from multiple donors. Your generous support of our mission to Promote Diversity, Foster Inclusion and Counteract Hate is much appreciated. I can’t thank you enough for joining me in these DEI efforts to make a lasting … Continue reading Thanking our ADR Donors