Zebulon B. Hurst (he/they), also known by his Hebrew name, zuriel biran, is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and scholar. 

Since 2019, Hurst has been a Cultural Organizer with Linke Fligl. He is a co-editor of Ki Li Ha’aretz (For the Land is Mine) alongside Chana Rusanov and Sol Weiss, a zine series centering Jewish Diasporism. The land project is situated upon occupied Schaghticoke, Stockbridge Munsee Mohican, and Lenape homelands and will be re-released into the care of WILDSEED at the close of the year 5782 in the Jewish calendar (September 2022).

WILDSEED is “a Black and Brown-led intentional community, ecological farm, and healing sanctuary focused on transformative justice, earth stewardship and intergenerational responsibility”, “[devoted] to cultivating collaborative, reciprocal relationships with each other and this magnificent land as a site of safety, sustenance and belonging for people historically dispossessed from land.”

A Presidential Scholar, Hurst earned his Masters in Theological Studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and completed his Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies at PSR. Hurst’s work revolves around pleasure, pain, and language as a site (and sight) of failure. His research emphases were translation and somatics, respectively.

Hurst graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BA in French and Francophone Studies. His childhood and adolesence were split between the traditional unceded homelands of the Neshnabek: the confederated nation comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodéwadmi people - nestled along the the southernmost shoreline of Ininwewi-gichigami - and the unceded territory of the Meskwaki, Sauk, and Fox people. The region’s wide open spaces, prairie grasses, and silence is evident in the imagery of his poetic writing. 

He currently serves remotely as Education Coordinator for Lake Street Church of Evanston, developing and teaching secular and multifaith curricula for elementary and adolescent learners around various subjects, including empathy, im/migration, sexual health, healthy intrapersonal relationships, and eschatological theodicy.

Zebulon’s YouTube channel features close-captioned recordings of his original poetry and playlists curated for each astrological season.

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Queer Mikveh 
Passover - Smoke and Steam
Shared poem “gone to seed, back after lunch” as part of QMP’s first event entirely organized and presented entirely by Jews of Color
12 Nisan 5781 / 25 March 2021

Days of Awe
Shared poetry collection “morning bath suite” as part of QMP’s offering to prepare virtual community for the Days of Awe
27 Elul 5780 / 16 September 2020

Transkeit; Print book
Edited by Rabbi Jane Litman & Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, published by Cambridge Scholars
“In/Difference: Snapshots of Belonging” (forthcoming)

Feminist Studies in Religion; Online
Edited by Dr Michal Raucher, Dr Sharon Jacob, et al “Theoëroticism: If This Body Wasn’t Alone”
Co-authored in collaboration with Jacob Perez, in response t0 “COVID-19 and the Mandate to Regenerate All Our Relations” by Dr. Yohana Junker.
April 2020

Fighting Academic Repression and Neoliberal Education; Print book
Edited by Anthony J Nocella and Erik Juergensmeyer, published by Peter Lang
Black Student Unions and Identity: Navigating Oppression in Higher Education” 


Poé : qu’est-ce qu’une femme poète ? Histoire, Création, Politique
Table ronde : quelles pratiques poétiques
Panelist alongside Mia Brion, Marilyn Hacker, Marion Renauld
École Normale Supérieur 8, 3 - Paris, FR
May 2021 (remote)

JOC Mishpacha Project
Inaugural Shabbaton
Facilitated guided meditation for stream-of-consciousnesss creativity as grounding practice: “Ecstatic Creation: Let’s Rehearse Healing” - inspired by Patricia Leavy’s Method Meets Art.
May 2021 (remote)