Gordon Haber

Writer, editor, mediocre guitarist

Month: March, 2014

“The Past Is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past.”

  Recently I read that the cathedral in Sandomierz, Poland, has re-unveiled a famous 17th century painting of Jews exsanguinating Christian babies. The news prompted me to take another look at the notes from my own trip to Poland on a Fulbright fellowship and write about it for the Forward. I was shocked by the […]

Who Is a Writer?

  Michael Kozlowski at GoodEReader says the term “author” should be reserved for those who make a living from writing: “Calling everyone authors who puts words on a document and submits them to the public devalues the word so much, it makes it meaningless. Indie Author, Self-Published Author, Hybrid Author, Published Author, Blog Author, Forum Author. […]

More on Writing and Money

  Here’s Alison Lurie writing on Fay Weldon for the NYRB: “There are now over three hundred college writing programs in the United States. But no matter how much the population increases, people will not need more writers: they can all read multiple copies of the same books. As a result of this imbalance, only […]

FAQ: “Cancer Doesn’t Shit About Your Stupid Attitude,” an E-Book by Mary Valle

Today’s guest blogger is the spectacular Mary Valle, a poet, illustrator and prose writer who just published the ebook CANCER DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOUR STUPID ATTITUDE.   Do you have to be Catholic and/or have cancer to “get” this book? It’s a book for everyone. If you can relate to fear, struggle, doubt, […]


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