Alicia Ostriker

New York, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2012

Alicia Ostriker is a poet and critic, author of sixteen collections of poetry, most recently The Book of Seventy, which received the National Jewish Book Award, The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, which brought her a Paterson Lifetime Achievement Award, and her newest book, Waiting for the Light.As a critic she is the author of Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and several other books on poetry and on the Bible.Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Prairie Schooner, and other journals, and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic.  Twice a finalist for a National Book Award, she teaches in the Drew University Low Residency MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation, and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


  • Waiting for the Light , University of Pittsburgh Press (February 1, 2012)


  • Chancellor, Academy of american Poets(2012)


  • Core Faculty at Drew University Low-Residency MFA Program (January 2012 - June 2012)

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