Poets Gerald Stern and Alicia Ostriker will be reading from their new collections. Please join us.
new volume, The Book of Life, charts her extraordinary struggle to deal with a wounded world and find reasons for hope.
The lyric poems of In Beauty Bright, although marked by
the same passion and swiftness as Stern’s previous work, move
into an area of knowledge—even wisdom—that reflects a long life of
writing, teaching, and activism. They are poems of grief and anger, but
the music is delicate and moving.
Alicia Ostriker is the author of fourteen poetry collections
as well as several books on the Bible. She has received the Paterson
Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State
Poetry Center Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and has twice been
a finalist for the National Book Award. Gerald Stern, the author of seventeen poetry
collections, has won the National Book Award, the National Jewish Book
Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and the Wallace Stevens Award, among