March 10 (Wildness) Jake Marmer, Lisa Richter, Leslie Ullman

Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. He is the author of three poetry collections: Cosmic Diaspora (Station Hill Press, 2020), as well as The Neighbor Out of Sound (2018) and Jazz Talmud (2012), both from The Sheep Meadow Press. He also released two klez-jazz-poetry records: Purple Tentacles of Thought and Desire (2020, with Cosmic Diaspora Trio), and Hermeneutic Stomp (Blue Fringe Music, 2013). Jake is the 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 lives in Los Angeles. 

Lisa Richter is a poet and educator. She is the author of two full-length collections, Closer to Where We Began and Nautilus and Bone, winner of the 2020 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, The Literary Review of Canada, and elsewhere. She lives in Tkaronto/Toronto. Visit Lisa’s profile in Yetzirah’s Discover Jewish Poets database.

Leslie Ullman is the author of five poetry collections and a hybrid collection of craft essays, writing exercises and poems titled Library of Small Happiness. Two more collections are forthcoming in 2023 and 2024. Professor Emerita at U.T.-El Paso, she remains a faculty member in the low-residency MFA program at Vermont College of the Fine Arts. Her awards include the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and the Iowa Poetry Prize. Visit Leslie’s profile in Yetzirah’s Discover Jewish Poets database.