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Alicia Jo Rabins

Alicia Jo Rabins
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Musician Alicia Jo Rabins.

Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, composer, performer and Torah teacher. Her first book of poetry, Divinity School, won the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. Her second poetry collection, Fruit Geode, publishes in October 2018. Alicia tours internationally with her band, Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about the complicated lives of Biblical women. A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, her one-woman chamber-rock opera, was named one of Portland's best theatre performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week. Alicia lives in Portland with her husband and their two small children.

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Fruit Geode Book Cover

Alicia Jo Rabins On Her New Poetry Collection, "Fruit Geode"

Alicia Jo Rabins’s second poetry collection, Fruit Geode, is a searingly personal account of making the transition to motherhood as a Jewish woman in the early years of the millenium. Exclusively for JWA, Rabins reflects on her inspiration and creative process for two selected poems.

Cover Art for "Judith in the Enemy's Tent"

Judith the Activist

In times of struggle, uncertainty, and fear, we are called to act. In the recent words of Charles Blow in the New York Times, “America needs you … now. Speak up.”

But, for those of us who do not identify as activists—those of us who are speaking up for the first time within the political system, those of us who are realizing that we need to move off of social media into more active engagement—it is easy to become discouraged and overwhelmed.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Alicia Jo Rabins." (Viewed on October 21, 2018) <https://jwa.org/blog/author/alicia-jo-rabins>.

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