Jake Marmer is a poet, performer, and educator. His poetry collection, The Neighbor Out of Sound was published by the Sheep Meadow Press in October 2018. He is also the author of Jazz Talmud (Sheep Meadow 2012), and his klez-jazz-poetry record Hermeneutic Stomp was released by the Blue Fringe Music 2013. Jake is the poetry critic for Tablet Magazine. Born in the provincial steppes of Ukraine, in a city which was renamed four times in the past 100 years, Jake considers himself a New Yorker, even though he lives in the Bay Area.