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Jacqueline Osherow | My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the 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 ally 

and rumor has it disorientation 

is 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.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple: Poems Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807169445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - March 6th, 2019