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Alicia Ostriker

Author's Bio

Taught literature and creative writing at Rutgers University for 40 years, now teaching in the Low-Residency Poetry MFA Program of Drew University. Has been elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (2015).

Publications and Prizes

The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), The Book of life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), At the Revelation Retaurant (Marick Press, 2010), The Book of Seventy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), The Mother/Child Papers (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book (Rutgers University Press, 2007), No Heaven (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), The Volcano Sequence (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic (University of Michigan Press, 2000), The Little Space: New & Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998), The Crack in Everything (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), The Nakedness of the Fathers (Rutgers University Press, 1994)
American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, The New Yorker, TriQuarterly
William Carlos Williams Award for The Imaginary Lover; Paterson Poetry Award, San Frncisco State poetry Prize and National Book Award finalist for The Crack in Everything; National Book Award finalist for The Little Space: Poems Selected and new; National Jewish Book Award for The Book of Seventy

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