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Uplifting Jewish Voices (April 16 Online)

Updated: 2 days ago

Lit Youngstown and Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Center present a reading by poets Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Allison Pitinii Davis, Kevin Haworth & Philip Terman. Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00pm ET.

To attend, visit Lit Youngstown's YouTube channel, click "Live."

We celebrate these four Jewish poets in three states and uplift their voices. This event is sponsored by Karen O'Malia & Philip Zauderer in honor of Rabbi Courtney Berman, Sarah Wilschek and Jenny Lloyd; by Sharon Stringer & Ron Shaklee; and by Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom.

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach is the author of 40 WEEKS (YesYes Books) and The Many Names for Mother, selected by Ellen Bass as the winner of the 2018 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry prize and finalist for the Jewish Book Award. Her second collection, Don’t Touch the Bones (Lost Horse Press) won the 2019 Idaho Poetry Prize. You can find her poems in POETRY, American Poetry Review, and The Nation, among others.

Allison Pitinii Davis is the author of Line Study of a Motel Clerk (Baobab, 2017), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and the Ohioana Book Award. Her work was supported by the Wallace Stegner Program and the Fine Arts Work Center and appears in or is forthcoming from Best American Poetry, The New Republic, and Oxford American.

Kevin Haworth is Giles Writer-in-Residence at Penn State University and the author of the Eisner-nominated Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets. He has also written about comics for Literature and Belief, Jewish Film and New Media, the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish Studies, and other publications. He is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing and the author of four additional books.

Philip Terman’s books include This Crazy Devotion and Our Portion: New and Selected Poems. Forthcoming in 2024 is The Whole Mishpocha (Ben Yehuda Press) and This Blossoming Everything (Saddle Road Press). He co-curates the Jewish Poetry Reading Series, sponsored by JCC Buffalo and directs The Bridge Literary Arts Center in western PA.

Thank you to Elizabeth's Bookshop for managing book sales.

Founded by Rachel E. Cargle, Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre is a bookstore in Akron, Ohio with a catalog that highlights, amplifies and celebrates the work of QTBIPOC writers, who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social & academic canons. A percentage of Elizabeth’s proceeds go to support the work of The Loveland Foundation, Inc, providing free therapy for Black women, girls and gender non-conforming individuals.


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