Author of fourteen volumes of poetry, Alicia Ostriker will give a reading as part of the Master of Fine Arts Summer Residency.
Alicia Ostriker is a poet and critic, author of fourteen volumes of poetry, most recently The Book of Seventy, which received a 2009 National Jewish Book Council Award, and The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011. She has also received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the San Francisco Poetry Center, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Society of America, among others, and has twice been a National Book Award finalist. As a critic Ostriker has published several books on poetry and on the Bible, including The Nakedness of the Fathers: Biblical Visions and Revisions, and For the Love of God: the Bible as an Open Book. She teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program of Drew University.
All summer residency readings are held in the Schar College of Education Building, Ronk Lecture Hall unless otherwise noted.