Miriam Parker

Miriam Parker is pursuing her MFA in creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she is working on a novel.

The Jerusalem Syndrome

Before I went to bed, I made sure I was clean. I purified the tub with all the soap in the tiny shampoo bottle. Immersed…

Pulling the Curtains Back

Robert Anthony Siegel’s new novel All Will Be Revealed combines an engrossing plot with intricately drawn characters and a rich historical setting to create a…

Rediscovering Hanukkah

My family has a problem with presents. They make us nervous. Because of some inexplicable guilt or money-related anxiety, receiving gifts makes us feel uncomfortable…

Atone Alone

Now that I live in North Carolina, I find myself explaining a lot. I grew up Jewish in New York, a place where it’s equally…


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