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Alan Kaufman, Maxine Chernoff, and Jake Marmer – Three Jewish Writers at The Beat Museum
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Alan Kaufman is a novelist and memoirist known for his storytelling power and who’s been not only praised by everyone from Dave Eggers, Etgar Keret and Sapphire to David Mamet, Hubert Selby Jr. and Thane Rosenbaum but has been compared by critics to such prose masters as Henry Miller, I.B. Singer and Jack Kerouac. His books include The Berlin Woman, Matches, Jew Boy, Drunken Angel and several anthologies, including The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Art.
Maxine Chernoff has written 17 books of poetry, most recently Under the Music (MadHat Press, 2019), and 6 works of fiction. An NEA fellow in poetry in 2013, she is also recipient of the 2009 PEN Translation Award. She was a 2016 Visiting Writer at the American Academy in Rome. She is a professor of Creative Writing at SFSU, where she chaired the department for 20 years.
Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. His latest poetry collection Cosmic Diaspora is forthcoming from Station Hill Press in May 2020. He is also the author of The Neighbor Out of Sound (2018) and Jazz Talmud (2012), both published by the Sheep Meadow Press. His klez-jazz-poetry record Hermeneutic Stomp was released by the Blue Fringe Music 2013. Jake is the contributing editor and poetry critic for Tablet Magazine. Born in the provincial steppes of Ukraine, in a city that was renamed four times in the past 100 years, Jake considers himself a New Yorker, even though he lives in the Bay Area. For more info, see jakemarmer.com.