Alicia Ostriker

April 14, 2016

Alicia Ostriker has published fourteen volumes of poetry, including The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog; The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011; No Heaven; The Volcano Sequence; and The Imaginary Lover, winner of the William Carlos Williams Award. She was twice a National Book Award Finalist, for The Little Space (1998) and The Crack in Everything (1996). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, The Atlantic, Paris Review, Yale Review, Ontario Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Anthology, and many other journals and anthologies, and has been translated into numerous languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Ostriker’s critical work includes the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and other books on American poetry from Walt Whitman to the present. In 2015, Ostriker was appointed a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Ostriker lives in Princeton, NJ, is Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University, and teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program of Drew University.




Thursday, April 14, 2016:  Poetry Reading, 7:30 PM, Memorial Union S304 (Alumni Lounge)


Academy of American Poets Chancellor Alicia Ostriker will give a poetry reading at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 14th in Memorial Union S304 (Alumni Lounge), followed by a book signing and reception. Copies of her books will be available for sale at the reading courtesy of Yellow Dog Bookshop. Event is free and open to the public.


Friday, April 15, 2016:  Craft Talk, 4:00 PM, Tate Hall 114D


Alicia Ostriker will give a talk on poetics at 4:00 PM on Friday, April 15th in Tate Hall 114D. Event is free and open to the public, but attendees should RSVP with Sara Strong at


Link to event on English department site:

ostriker flyer