• Ostriker, Alicia

    Alicia Ostriker (b. 1937) is a poet and academic who was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Manhattan housing projects during the Great Depression. She is widely known as a writer of Jewish feminist poetry and was one of the first American poets to make motherhood a subject.  Her first poetry collection Songs: A Book of Poems was published by Holt Rinehart and Winston in 1969 and her most recent Waiting for the Light (University of Pittsburgh Press) in 2017.

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