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Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer and Torah teacher. Her most recent book of poetry is Fruit GeodeDivinity School, her first book of poetry, was selected by C.D. Wright for the APR/Honickman First Book Prize in 2015; her poems and personal essays have appeared in PloughsharesTin HouseTablet, and American Poetry Review. An internationally touring violinist and singer, Rabins is the creator and performer of Girls in Trouble, a feminist indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah, and has toured Central America and Kuwait playing fiddle music as a cultural ambassador for the US State Department. Alicia lives in Portland, OR with her partner and two children. She loves plants, ancient texts, and coffee. Visit her online at aliciajo.com.

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November 2018

Pop-up: Alicia Jo Rabins


November 10 @ 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Alicia Jo Rabins pops-up with her poetry collection, Fruit Geode.  Rabins is paired with Celebration After the Fact by Judy Cooke; found in the Northwest Art on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map…

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In Conversation: Pregnancy and Motherhood


November 10 @ 2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
Portland Art Museum, Crumpacker Library, 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

A look at the profound personal transformation and at the cultural conception of pregnancy and motherhood, with Angela Garbes, author of the nonfiction book Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, and Alicia Jo…

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Self Portrait: Poetry of the Body


November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Intimate yet forceful, these three collections grapple with what it is to be in this world in a human body, specifically in a woman’s body—as the body ages, gives birth, changes. National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award…

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