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9/13 Book Launch Registration Info

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Seduction: Out of Eden by Janet R. Kirchheimer and Jaclyn Piudik 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 13 - Virtual, free reading

Cornelia Street in Exile is delighted to help launch this dazzling re-imagining of the Book of Genesis. The VIRTUAL free reading will be co-hosted by Robin Hirsch, owner of Cornelia Street Cafe in Exile and Ariel Kates, formerly of the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation, now of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Biblical scholar and translator, also featuring the immortal composer David Amram, who will provide interstitial music on a variety of instruments.
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A book endorsement from acclaimed poet Mary Stewart Hammond: "Collaborations between great jazz musicians yield thrilling results, allowing us to hear music in new, original ways that open us to new places in ourselves. This is how Seduction: Out of Eden works. I don't know of another collaboration in poetry where each poet is willing to subsume his or her own ego and voice into another's so different from their own. The entwining creates a thrilling new persona. Each let go of their own voice to create something that will make us hear an old music new, the birth of an extraordinary voice intoxicated with language, a complex river of words, that while deadly serious, and barely pausing for breath, still gives us a little wink from the banks. Praise be!" And our bios:

Janet R. Kirchheimer is the author of How to Spot One of Us, poems about the Holocaust and her family (Clal 2007). She is the producer of AFTER: Bringing the Dead Back to Life, a performance documentary presenting poems about the Holocaust by contemporary poets and the responsibility of art to respond to genocide. Janet is co-winner of the 2022 Lincoln Poetry Prize, received a Drisha Institute for Jewish Education Arts Fellowship in Biblical Hebrew Grammar, and is a teaching fellow at Clal. www.janetkworks.com.


Jaclyn Piudik is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books 2017) and three chapbooks, She is the recipient of a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Alice M. Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. She holds an an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies and Jewish Studies from the University of Toronto, where she teaches creative and academic writing. She also has a private mentoring practice and works as an editor of poetry and academic monographs. www.jaclynpiudik.com.


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