<table><tr><td>Interviewer: Sarah Ruth Jacobs
Interviewee: Sholom Keller
For Sholom, the boundaries between sleep and waking or past and present are strained at best. His sleeping pattern is fitfulâ€”he might doze lightly for twenty minutes, then snap awake, eyes wide and painfully alert, testing his surroundings. In nightmares the children he saw on tour in Iraq reappear, an endlessly shuffling deck of small faces, angry or inquisitive. Their call to the soldiers, "meesta, meesta!" supplies a looping soundtrack.