Poetry Reading Alicia Ostriker and the High School Prize-Winners, April 8

The award-winning poet served as the judge of the eighth annual Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England.

Poet Alicia Ostriker

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:30 pm Poetry Reading
Neilson Library Browsing Room

The reading will be followed by a book sale and signing.

Ostriker served as the judge of the eighth annual Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England. She chose as the winner Maria Theano Juran of St. Luke’s School, New Canaan, Conn., and three finalists: Courtney Breiner of Emma Willard School, Troy, N.Y.; Ruting Li of Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.; and Isabelle Ness of Northampton High School, Northampton, Mass. In addition, 11 semi-finalists were selected representing the states of Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New York and Maine. The student poets will present their winning poems prior to Ostriker’s reading.

The author of 15 books of poems and eight works of critical prose, Ostriker writes poetry and pursues scholarly work that is concerned with challenging received concepts of identity, speaking for women as diverse as Hagar, Miriam, Sheba, the “crazy” woman on the subway and herself. Her most recent collection of poems, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, was published in January.

For further information, see the Smith College news release, or contatct the Poetry Center.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Note: Some of the resources on this page require a Smith Network login to access from off-campus.

book cover The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog by Alicia Ostriker


Biography in Context - Academic Journals, Reference Sources, News and Magazines.

Books & Artices

Discover - Search for books and articles by and about Alicia Ostriker

Five College Library Catalog - Search for books by Alicia Ostriker


The Poetry Foundation - biographical information, bibliography

Poets.org - poems, bio, and more (audio)

Video of Alicia Ostriker (Google Search)


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