Jacqueline Osherow | My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple

Thu, Mar 21
  • Presented By: The King's English Bookshop
  • at: The King's English Bookshop
Jacqueline Osherow will join us to read from and sign her new book of poetry, My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple.In My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple, Jacqueline Osherow considers expressions of spirituality from cultures all over the world and investigates previously unexplored aspects of her relationship to Judaism and Jewish history. While some poems reflect on practitioners of self-imposed isolation, from the monks in Fra Angelico’s frescoed cells to Emily Dickinson to the Kotzker Rebbe, others explore topics as varied as architecture, geometry, faith, war, and genocide. Osherow finds beauty in Joseph’s dreams, the euphony of crickets, and the gamut of symmetries on display in the Alhambra. The scent of lindens serves as a meditative bridge between Darmstadt, Germany, alien and unnerving, and a familiar front porch in Salt Lake City, where the poet freely engages with the natural world:“Don’t worry, moon; we all lose our bearings.You don’t have to rise. Stay here instead.I’ll spot you; we could both use an allyand rumor has it disorientationis the least resistant pathway to what’s holy.”Osherow takes readers on a journey as tourists and global citizens, trying to find meaning in an often painful and chaotic world.Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple from The King's English.

Event Info

  • Presented By: The King's English Bookshop
  • Dates: March 21, 2019
  • Location: The King's English Bookshop
  • Address: 1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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