Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician, ritualist and Torah teacher. The San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble"; the New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous." Rabins is the author of Divinity School (2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (finalist for the 2018 Jewish Book Award), and has released three albums with Girls in Trouble, her indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah. She is also the creator and performer of A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, a one-woman chamber-rock opera currently being made into an independent feature film. Rabins lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their two children. www.aliciajo.com

Other Works

  • Fruit Geode


Awards and Recognition

  • American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency
  • Oregon Literary Fellowship
  • Bread Loaf Writers Conference Fellowship
  • Sarah Verdone Award
  • Finalist for Jewish Book Award
  • Finalist for Oregon Book Award