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Join us for a double-book-launch-celebration for two new collections by acclaimed poets: Jake Marmer's THE NEIGHBOR OUT OF SOUND (Sheep Meadow Press) and Alicia Jo Rabins' FRUIT GEODE (Augury Books)!

Alicia Jo Rabins: The San Francisco Chronicle praises Alicia Jo Rabins' Divinity School as "a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble." In her second collection, Fruit Geode, Rabins investigates the passages of pregnancy, birth, and early infancy through a constellation of ancient and modern experience. A "ritualistic reclaiming of the body and spirit" --Major Jackson.  Find out more at

Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. In this reading, he's celebrating the publication of his poetry collection "The Neighbor Out of Sound" (Sheep Meadow Press, October 2018). His work was hailed as a “soulful narrative line in counterpoint to … language-drunk abstractions” (The Jewish Week), “experience of mystic pleasures … freshly contemporary” (Shofar), a “thought provoking debut” (All About Jazz). In the words of Lucy Biederman, writing for the Jewish Book Council, Marmer is "channeling Dickinson’s poetics and Derridean philosophy without losing his sense of humor". Find out more at

Later Event: November 17
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