Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, composer, performer and Torah scholar. Her manuscript, DIVINITY SCHOOL, won the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and will be published in September 2015. Alicia tours internationally with her band, Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about the complicated lives of Biblical women. A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, her one-woman chamber-rock opera, was named one of Portland's best theatre performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week. Alicia lives in Portland with her husband and their two small children.