Rachel Edelman Dear Memphis Book Launch Party

Sat, Jan 27 at 7:30pm

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Doors: 7pm

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Join us for the launch party of Rachel Edelman's book, Dear Memphis, featuring music by Brivele and poetry by Lena Khalaf Tuffaha and Paul Hlava Ceballos!

Rachel Edelman is a Jewish poet raised in Memphis, TN and the author of the debut collection Dear Memphis (River River Books, 2024). Their poems have been published in NarrativePoetry NorthwestMuzzle, and The Seventh Wave, among many other journals, and they have been awarded fellowships and residencies from the University of Washington, the Academy of American Poets, Mineral School, and Crosstown Arts. She teaches Language Arts in the Seattle Public Schools, where embodiment and care root her personal, poetic, and pedagogical practice.

Brivele is a Seattle-based ensemble who braid together Yiddish song, anti-fascist and labor balladry, folk-punk, and contemporary rabble-rousing in stirring vocal harmony.

Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is a Palestinian poet, essayist, and translator. She is the author of three books of poetry: Water & Salt, winner of the 2018 Washington State Book Award, Kaan and Her Sisters (Trio House 2023) and Something About Living, winner of the 2022 Akron Prize for Poetry, forthcoming from University of Akron Press, 2024. 

Paul Hlava Ceballos is the author of banana [ ], winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Washington State Book Award. His collaborative chapbook, Banana [ ] / we pilot the blood, shares pages with Quenton Baker and Christina Sharpe. He has fellowships from CantoMundo, Artist Trust, and the Poets House. He has been featured on the Poetry Magazine Podcast and Seattle's the Stranger. He lives in Seattle with his family, where he practices echocardiography.

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