R262. Fourscore Feminist Fabulous Years: A Tribute to Alicia Ostriker

Room 206, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This tribute is in celebration of the 80th year of the great feminist poet, activist, critic, teacher, Jewish theologian, and mystic Alicia Ostriker. Four writers spanning the country, generations, and ethnicities discuss Ostriker’s multifaceted contributions to American letters since she came to prominence during the era of Second Wave Feminism. The tribute capped by a brief reading by Alicia Ostriker.



Cynthia Hogue has published thirteen books, including Revenance (poems) and the cotranslated Fortino Sámano (The overflowing of the poem), by Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy. She is the Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Chair in Modern and Contemporary Poetry at Arizona State University.

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, editor, and artist, whose most recent volumes are Winter, with Child, Bright Body, Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems, and a translation of Cavafy. Her awards include a Fulbright Fellowship in Greece and an Anderson Center residency.

Afaa M. Weaver is the author of fourteen collections of poetry and several plays. The Government of Nature won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. City of Eternal Spring won the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Award. He has won four Pushcart Prizes, an NEA (1985), a Pew (1998), and a Fulbright (2002) to Taiwan.

Frances Payne Adler is professor emerita and founder of CSU Monterey Bay's Creative Writing & Social Action Program. Her books are Raising the Tents and Making of a Matriot. She is coeditor of Fire & Ink: Anthology of Social Action Writing and co-curator of "Dare I Call You Cousin," a collaborative exhibition about Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Martha Nell Smith is Distinguished Scholar-Teacher & Professor, University of Maryland. She is author/coeditor of five books on Emily Dickinson and coordinator of the Dickinson Electronic Archives (http://emilydickinson.org). Smith is editing Alicia Suskin Ostriker & The Imperative Of Intimacy: Essays And Interviews.


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