The Book of Seventy

The Book of Seventy

by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

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ISBN-13: 9780822990956
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 10/25/2009
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 88
File size: 239 KB

About the Author

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is the author of eleven previous poetry collections, including: The Mother/Child Papers; No Heaven; the volcano sequence; and The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998.  She has received the Paterson Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostirker is Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Drew University.

Table of Contents

Contents I Approaching Seventy Stream-Entering Insomnia Lymphoma The Surgeon In Sickness and Health Neurologist Family: Attempted Speech West Fourth Street Late Winter Rain II Desire and Joy The Married Man The Plateau Our Dead Friend Sonnetina: The Storm Heaven Honey of Generation III The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog Apollo to Marsyas Persephone to Demeter Kali in the Sackler Wing Laïs to Aphrodite Artemis to Aphrodite Demeter to Persephone Lord Krishna to the Summer Handyman Gaia Regards Her Children Prayer in Autumn IV Drone Born in the USA Listening to Public Radio Laundry The Snowfall Two Poems A Theme for Charles Ives Dear God Almanac Ars Poetica: Three Poems Zeno Notes Acknowledgments

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