S166. Heretic Poets Rewriting Sacred Texts
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo is the curator of Interfaith Muse, a project that explores spiritual questions through civic dialogue and creative arts. Her poetry has been published in Poet Lore, Anglican Theological Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and other journals. She holds an MFA from University of Oregon.
Rajiv Mohabir translator of I Even Regret Night (PEN/Heim Award), author of The Cowherd's Son and The Taxidermist's Cut is an assistant professor of poetry at Auburn University's creative writing program.
Melissa Bennett (Umatilla/Nimiipuu/Sac & Fox) is a poet and storyteller interested in story as medicine, especially its ability to heal historical trauma among indigenous communities. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Melissa's work focuses on culture, tradition, social justice, and spirituality.
Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, performer, and Torah scholar. She is the author of Divinity School (winner of the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode. She tours extensively as a violinist, singer, and Jewish educator.