The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011

The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011

by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

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Overview

“Poet Alicia Ostriker is also a highly original scholar/teacher of midrash, the commentary and exegesis of scripture  (the same root as madrasa, place of study). Here she ‘studies’ Jewish history, Jewish passion, Jewish contradictions, in a compendium of learned, crafted, earthy and outward-looking poems that show how this quest has informed and enriched her whole poet’s trajectory.”

—Marilyn Hacker

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822961819
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/28/2012
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 877,320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of America’s premier visionary poets and critics.  She is the author of fourteen poetry collections, including The Book of Seventy; The Mother/Child Papers; No Heaven; the volcano sequence; and The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998, as well as several books on the Bible.  She has received the Paterson Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostriker is Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Drew University.

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