Jessica Jacobs

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Poetry by Jessica Jacobs

“With Sarah’s death was initiated her eternal life…. When some people die, they leave nothing behind. But after Sarah and Abraham died, the Jewish people remained.”. Lemme tell you the one that killed at canasta! — my grandmother says, over the phone, laughing,. and all I have to do is...
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Poet Jessica Jacobs on Midrashic and Spiritual Poetry

A conversation with poet Jessica Jacobs about National Poetry Month and Jewish poems quickly becomes a vibrant, engaging master class about poetry itself. The author of three published volumes of poetry and a book of poetry writing prompts, Jacobs is currently finishing a manuscript of poems inspired by the Book of Genesis.
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Poetry Today: Jessica Jacobs and David Welch

Poetry Today features living poets answering questions about poetry and poetics. Jessica Jacobs is the author of Take Me with You, Wherever You’re Going, a memoir-in-poems of love and marriage, winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Poetry and one of Library Journal’s Best Poetry Books of the Year, and Pelvis with Distance, a biography-in-poems of Georgia O’Keeffe, winner of the New Mexico Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica serves as Chapbook Editor for Beloit Poetry Journal and lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown, with whom she co-authored Write It! 100 Poetry Prompts to Inspire from Spruce Books, an imprint of Penguin/RandomHouse.