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March 26, 2015

Poet Alicia Ostriker

The Women's Poetry Initiative welcomed Alicia Ostriker to St. Francis College March 26, 2015.
Watch Alicia Ostriker's Poetry Reading

Alicia Ostriker is a prize-winning poet, twice a National Book Award Finalist, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the San Francisco Poetry Center Award, and the National Jewish Book Award.
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In January 2015, Ostriker was elected as a Chancellor of the National Academy of American Poets. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Nation, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, Prairie Schooner, and numerous anthologies. As a critic, Ostriker is the author of Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible. She will be reading from her fifteenth collection The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, which Mark Doty calls "this marvelously idiosyncratic, urgent, no-holds-barred book, a masque and a pageant not to be missed," and Joan Larkin calls "wild, earthy, irreverent...what it feels like to be alive."

Photo: Alicia Ostriker with St. Francis College Professor Wendy Galgan.

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