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Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. He is the author of Cosmic Diaspora (Station Hill Press, 2020), The Neighbor Out of Sound (Sheep Meadow Press, Oct 2018), and Jazz Talmud (Sheep Meadow 2012). His klez-jazz-poetry record Hermeneutic Stomp was released by the 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 considers himself a New Yorker, even though he lives in the Bay Area.

Currently, Jake performs and records with Cosmic Diaspora Trio (ft. John Schott and Joshua Horowitz), a project which brings together experimental poetry, jazz, and klezmer in eclectic, fluid, and improvised manner. Science fiction, Jewish mysticism, exilic and immigrant experience, myth and ritual all make their way into performance in heady and playful admixtures.

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