Alicia Ostriker

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Birthday
11, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1937 (age 80)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

An award-winning American feminist poet, she became known for her brutally honest writing. Her poetry collections include A Dream of Springtime (1979), A Woman Under the Surface (1982), and The Volcano Sequence (2002).

Before Fame

She studied at Brandeis University and later earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She published her first poetry collection, Songs, in 1969.

Trivia

Her numerous literary honors include the Anderbo Poetry Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Prairie Schooner Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing.

Family Life

She was born in New York City. She married Princeton University professor and astronomer, Jeremiah Ostriker.

Associated With

She and Gertrude Stein both appeared on a Moment magazine list of the Ten Great Jewish Poets.