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Jenny Overman

Jenny Overman is a performance poet, artist, dancer and actress. A native New Yorker now living in Oakland, Overman is the author of the poetry collection I am So White in Some Ways, a book that explores topics concerning social status, race, body image, sexuality, and religion.

“Worries on Wall St. and Mr. Jones” is a poetic and personal telling of Jenny Overman’s relationship with New York City, Wall Street, and the economic crisis. The performance will address themes of loss, wealth, Judaism, anti-Semitism, and creativity. Included will be a narrative poem about Bernie Madoff as well as other poignant and topical pieces that respond to personal, social, and economic insecurity.

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Jenny Overman performed on September 2nd, 2009.