Alicia Ostriker Biographical Note

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Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of America's premier poets and critics. She is the author of eight previous volumes of poetry, including The Imaginary Lover (1986), which received the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America, and The Crack in Everything (1996), which was a National Book Award Finalist and won both the Paterson Poetry Award and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award. Ostriker's most recent critical works include Feminist Revision and the Bible and The Nakedness of the Fathers: Biblical Visions and Revisions. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University.