Alicia Ostriker and High School Prize Winners

A self-confessed “unashamed woman poet,” ALICIA OSTRIKER expertly intertwines the personal with the political. She is the recipient of dozens of awards and the author of fifteen books of poems and eight of ground-breaking critical prose. Both her poetry and her scholarly work challenge received concepts of identity, speaking for women as diverse as Hagar, Miriam, Sheba, the “crazy” woman on the subway, and herself. In the words of Joyce Carol Oates, “Alicia Ostriker has become one of those brilliantly provocative and imaginatively gifted contemporaries whose iconoclastic expression, whether in prose or poetry, is essential to our understanding of our American selves.”

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