Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker

Alicia Ostriker’s 14th collection of poetry is The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011. She has twice been a finalist for a National Book Award, and has received the William Carlos Williams Award and the National Jewish Book Award in Poetry. Her critical work includes several books on American poetry and on the Bible. She is Professor Emerita of Rutgers University.

Classic Poems
April 30 2013 9:15 AMWhen the Bard Had the Blues"If Shakespeare could feel depressed about his writing, then I'm certainly entitled to be depressed about mine."
Poem
July 24 2012 6:15 AM"Betrayal by the Beloved"
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