Episode 4: Georgia Usborne

Join host Paul Rabinowitz as he speaks with dancer and producer of create:ART Georgia Usborne. Georgia was born in Sheffield, England and upon graduating from Central School of Ballet, she joined Bern Ballett in Switzerland under the direction of Cathy Marston. Whilst in Bern, Georgia worked with choreographers Orjan Andersson, Alexander Ekman, Adonis Foniadakis, Johan Inger, and Noa Zukand, and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance. After leaving Bern, she collaborated with Cathy Marston on freelance projects, and in 2014, Georgia joined Andrea Miller’s Gallim Dance in Brooklyn, with which she continues to create, form, and teach nationally and internationally. Performance highlights with Gallim include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, and Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg among others. Georgia is Gallim’s Studio Programming Coordinator, launching and managing events, residency programs, and masterclass series. She is also the artistic director and producer of create:ART.

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Episode 3: Ysabel Y. Gonzalez

Join Paul Rabinowitz and David Crews as they sit down with poet Ysabel Y. Gonzalez. Ysabel was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She received her BA from Rutgers University, an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and serves as the Assistant Director for the Poetry Program at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Ysabel has received invitations to attend VONA, Tin House, Ashbery Home School and BOAAT Press workshops. She is a CantoMundo fellow and her first full length collection, Wild Invocations, is available now from Get Fresh Books.


To purchase Wild Invocations and for additional audio/video: www.ysabelgonzalez.com

For more information on David Crews' book Wander Thrush: https://www.davidcrewspoetry.com/books

To learn more about Brick City Collective: @brickcitycollective7 (instagram) or @BrickCitySpeaks (twitter) or email us at thebrickcitycollective@gmail.com

More information on Get Fresh Books and their other cool publications: https://www.getfreshbooksllc.com/

Poets who influenced me include (#amreading):

Maya Angelou (https://poets.org/poet/maya-angelou)

Aracelis Girmay (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/aracelis-girmay)

Ada Limón (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ada-limon)

To learn more about the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program visit www.dodgepoetry.org

Episode 2: Tamara Zbrizher

Join host Paul Rabinowitz as he talks with Tamara Zbrizher on the latest episode of exhibitA! Tamara is a Ukrainian-American poet. Her work ranges in subject matter from her Jewish heritage, motherhood, womanhood, immigration and the passage of time. Her work has appeared in Lunch Ticket, Naugatuck River Review, The New Engagement, Driftwood Press, and Lamplighter Magazine. Her poem, “When the Holocaust Burns Your History You Grow Myth,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in New Jersey with her son and two overfed cats.


Here is a link to Tamara’s publisher if you want to stay up-to-date on her works:


Episode 1: David Crews

Join host Paul Rabinowitz as he speaks with poet David Crews! Crews holds an MFA from Drew University where he studied with poets Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Ira Sadoff, and Judith Vollmer. His poems and essays have appeared in Tar River Poetry, Southeast Review, Greensboro Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Tiferet, Spectrum, and elsewhere. He is author High Peaks (Ra Press 2015)—a poetry collection that catalogs his hiking of “The 46ers” in New York’s Adirondack State Park, as well as a new collection of lyric essays on the Adirondacks titled, Wander-Thrush (Ra Press 2018).


Here are some links David suggested if you want to learn more about his influences and stay up-to-date on his works:

The Merwin Conservancy

Northeast Wilderness Trust

Susan Griffin

Tyler Socash