Riverwood Poetry Series
Tue April 12 '22
Riverwood Poetry Series hosts Recent Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Alicia Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker, recent New York State Poet Laureate, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and twice-winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, on Tuesday, April 12th, at 7 PM via Zoom, followed by discussion and a time for questions and answers.
Registration is required, but the event is free of charge and open to everyone.
An open mic will follow. One or two poems may be read. Please register for the open mic at RiverwoodPoetry@yahoo.com.
Alicia Ostriker has published 19 collections of poetry, been twice nominated for the National Book Award, and has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, among other honors. As a critic she is the author of the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible. Her most recent collections of poems are Waiting for the Light and The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems 2002-2019..Her poems have been translated into numerous languages including Hebrew and Arabic. She was New York State Poet Laureate 2018-2021) and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. (2015-2020) She lives with her husband in New York City.