Alicia’s second poetry book, Fruit Geode, just out from Augury Books, is a New & Notable selection in the New York Times Book Review!
“[Fruit Geode is] a book that I could not stop reading once I started, a book that drew me in with intimacy and force and then grabbed my heart hard, which is to say, if you have a body, this book is a must read.” — Lynn Melnick
“Against the tide of received wisdoms about mothering and loving, one can only marvel at the personal cosmology Alicia Jo Rabins builds in these poems…Fruit Geode amounts to a kind of ritualistic reclaiming of the body and spirit as mother and artist in the presence of both her progeny and her ancestors who watch as she spirits herself into song again and again.” — Major Jackson
Alicia will be on book tour throughout the 2018-19 academic year; find upcoming dates here.
Readings from Fruit Geode include a live ambient “poetry soundtrack” performed by Alicia on violin and electronic pedals, in venues where tech permits. See a clip here!