Alicia Ostriker

33 Philip
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 
609-924-5737

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

Books: 
At the Revelation Retaurant
(Marick Press, 2010)
, Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic
(University of Michigan Press, 2000)
, For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book
(Rutgers University Press, 2007)
, No Heaven
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005)
, The Book of life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
, The Book of Seventy
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)
, The Crack in Everything
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)
, The Little Space: New & Selected Poems
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998)
, The Mother/Child Papers
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)
, The Nakedness of the Fathers
(Rutgers University Press, 1994)
, The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014)
, The Volcano Sequence
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, The New Yorker, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
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

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Jewish
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
NYC, NY
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Last updated: Feb 18, 2015