January 19, 2010
Congratulations to one of my poetry professors at Rutgers from back in my undergrad days. Alicia Suskin Ostriker has won the 2009 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, for her collection of poems, The Book of Seventy.
The ceremony will be on March 9, at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan, located at 15 West 16th Street, NY. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.
The other finalists were Ezekiel’s Wheels by Shirley Kaufman; Door to a Noisy Room by Peter Waldor and Stupid Hope by Jason Shinder.
More Poetry by Ostriker
The Book of Seventy
The Crack In Everything
The Volcano Sequence