Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Ostriker is a major American poet and critic. Twice nominated for
a National Book Award, she is author of nine volumes of poetry,
most recently The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998.
As a critic Ostriker is the author of two pathbreaking volumes on
women's poetry, Writing Like a Woman and Stealing the Language:
The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America. She has also published
two books on the Bible, Feminist Revision and the Bible and the
controversial The Nakedness of the Fathers; Biblical Visions and
Revisions, a combination of prose and poetry that re-imagines the
Bible from the perspective of a contemporary Jewish woman. Her most
recent book is Dancing at the Devil's Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics
and the Erotic.
Ostriker has received awards from the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the San Francisco State
Poetry Center, the Judah Magnes Museum, the New Jersey Arts Council,
the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She lives
in Princeton, NJ with her husband, and teaches English and creative
writing at Rutgers University.