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  • The Book of Lifeby Alicia Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    ?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... more...

  • The Mother/Child Papersby Alicia Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    In 1970, as the war in Vietnam was heating up, Ostriker was awaiting the birth of her son. On April 30, President Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia. On May 14, four students were shot and killed by National Guardsmen at Kent State University. The poems in this collection confront Ostriker?s  personal tumult  as she considered the world... more...

  • Waiting for the Lightby Alicia Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 15.95

    What is it like living today in the chaos of a city that is at once brutal and beautiful, heir to immigrant ancestors "who supposed their children's children would be rich and free?" What is it to live in the chaos of a world driven by "intolerable, unquenchable human desire?" How do we cope with all the wars? In the midst of the dark matter and dark... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby William Blake; Alicia Ostriker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 23.96

    One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their counterpoint Experience - which juxtapose poems such as 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger', and 'The Blossom' and 'The Sick Rose' - to highly elaborate, apocalyptic... more...

  • The Book of Seventyby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Poems that explore the territory of advancing age—its tragicomedies, its passions, its engagement with the world. more...

  • The Crack In Everythingby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1996; US$ 15.95

    This volume of poetry from Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of her most ambitious, ranging from laments and celebrations for a flawed world to meditations on art and artists, to a powerful exploration of illness and healing. more...

  • The Imaginary Loverby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    ? Winner of the 1987 William Carlos Williams Award presented by the Poetry Society of America With The Imaginary Lover , Alicia Suskin Ostriker takes her place among the most striking and original poets whose work is informed by feminist consciousness.  Her characterization of the best poetry by women, in the New York Times Book Review , aptly... more...

  • The Little Spaceby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1998; US$ 17.95

    In this selection of poems from thirty years of a distinguished writing career, we see the growth of a poet?s mind, heart, and spirit as Ostriker struggles to love ?this wounded / World that we cannot heal, that is our bride.? Whether she probes the meaning of childhood, family, marriage, and motherhood, or art, history, politics, and God; whether... more...

  • The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dogby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    This book by a major American poet is for poetry readers at all levels, academic and non-academic. It is a sequence of poems that will surprise and delight readers?in the voices of an old woman full of memories, a glamorous tulip, and an earthy dog who always has the last word. more...

  • The Volcano Sequenceby Alicia Suskin Ostriker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2002; US$ 12.95

    A bold, erotic,and spiritual collection of poetry from well-respected poet and critic Alicia Suskin Ostriker, whose previous two books were both National Book Award finalists. more...