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Jerusalem: Poetry Reading at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

October 24, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Poetry reading by Josette: October 24, 7:30 pm
Gallery tour following the reading
Gallery showing: September 17–December 31

Josette Akresh-Gonzales will be showing 15 poetry broadsides from her “Jerusalem” collection in the CDT gallery this fall, and she will do a reading of the poems on Oct. 24, at 7:30 pm. From the author: “These poems are not merely about the city of Jerusalem and my family’s experiences there — they examine the idea of Jerusalem, the way we all can’t let go of it.” After the reading, Vivienne Shein, Norm Shein, and Thea Breite will give a talk about their photos in the gallery. Desserts and drinks provided.


Josette Akresh-Gonzales was a finalist in the 2017 Split Lip Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart and has been published or is forthcoming in Rattle, The Pinch, Breakwater Review, PANK, and many other journals. She co-founded the journal Clarion and was its editor for two years. Josette lives in the Boston area with her husband and two boys and rides her bike to work at a nonprofit medical publisher. She is working on her first book. You can find her on Twitter @Vivakresh.




October 24, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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