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Jessica Jacobs ’02 presented by the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center, followed by conversation with Shoshana Olidort

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 7-8:30 p.m.

Weinstein Auditorium
Open to the Public

Jessica Jacobs’ new book, unalone (Four Way Books, 2024) engages in conversation with the Book of Genesis, exploring how one of humanity’s most ancient texts comes alive for a queer Jewish woman grappling with issues inherent to modern life. In unalone’s attentive, thoughtful writing, as in Genesis itself, “Each word/carries what it names inside/and, like a folded paper flower/blooming in water, finds its form/in the moment of its speaking.” Jacobs is also the author of Pelvis with Distance (White Pine Press, 2015), a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going (Four Way Books, 2019). Jacobs currently serves as the chapbook editor of Beloit Poetry Journal and is the founder and executive director of Yetzirah: A Hearth for Jewish Poetry. 


Co-Sponsored by the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, the Programs in Jewish Studies and and the Study of Women & Gender, and the Departments of English Language & Literature and Religion