The Poetry Center and Jewish History Museum are proud to present a series of readings by Jewish authors writing within the broadest spectrum of genre and subject matter today. These writers interrogate fairy tales, gender and motherhood, environmental art, and sports, in order to explore what it means to be human.


Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and a  double collection of prose and poetry,The Pedestrians. Her book Museum of Accidents was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 2013. Zucker teaches poetry at New York University and is currently working on a series of lectures as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. She lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.