Alicia Jo Rabins – Divinity School
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Alicia Jo Rabins’ debut poetry collection, Divinity School, published by American Poetry Review. In her introduction to the book, Honickman First Book Award judge C.D. Wright writes, “The poet wants to know what happened next. After the flood subsides, when the world grew back, in the place of dials and switches, inside the constraints of earthly time where faces crack, flesh sags and fish stink. She understands that conflict is easier than kindness.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Emily Kendal Frey and Eliza Rotterman discuss Alicia Jo Rabins’ debut
Act 3: Emily Kendal Frey speaks with Alicia Jo Rabins about revision, duality, obsession, wisdom and time
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, musician, and Torah scholar. She was born in Oregon and grew up in Baltimore and New York City. Alicia’s poems appear in Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, 6×6, The Boston Review, and elsewhere. She teaches ancient Jewish texts to children and adults and performs internationally as a violinist and singer. Alicia lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter, and son.
ABOUT OUR CO-HOSTS:
Emily Kendal Frey is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Sorrow Arrow, which received the 2015 Stafford/Hall award for poetry, and The Grief Performance, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center’s 2010 First Book Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s 2012 Norma Farber First Book Award.
Eliza Rotterman’s poetry and interviews have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Colorado Review and Poetry International, among others. Her interviews can be found on abradstreet.com and jacket2.org. Currently she is completing her first collection of poetry. She lives in Portland, Oregon.