Erika Meitner is the author of three books of poems, including Ideal Cities (HarperCollins, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, and Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls (Anhinga Press, 2011). Her fourth collection of poems, Copia, is due out from BOA Editions in 2014. You can find her online at www.erikameitner.com.
A Place at the Table: On the “New American Haggadah”
IN MY CHILDHOOD memories of Seder, what looms largest are the rituals: my grandmother attaching her squeaking meat grinder to the side of the kitchen counter to pulverize whitefish or carp into gefilte fish; my aunt opening the door to the ...