Alicia Ostriker

Poet

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 & Prizes

Books:
The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014)
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The Book of life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
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At the Revelation Retaurant (Marick Press, 2010)
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The Book of Seventy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)
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The Mother/Child Papers (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)
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For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book (Rutgers University Press, 2007)
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The Volcano Sequence (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002)
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Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics, and the Erotic (University of Michigan Press, 2000)
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The Little Space: New & Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998)
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The Crack in Everything (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)
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The Nakedness of the Fathers (Rutgers University Press, 1994)
Journals: ,
Kenyon Review
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Paris Review
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The New Yorker
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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

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