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Loren Jakobov Reads "The Virgin Speaks of What She Endured" by Shivanee Ramlochan

Loren Jakobov is a New York based spoken word performer, artist and musician. Her self-published book of poetry titled Truth is a Woman (2019) is a collection of poems chronicling her maturity and the lives of those who shaped her identity as a woman. It is dedicated in memory of friend Miriam Irene Shelow. With a background in songwriting and Music Composition Jakobov draws inspiration for her poetry from lyrics and performance. Her poems often reflect on issues of social inequality; from abuse and sexual assault to immigration, mental health and the existential issues of our time and age. 

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.