Next in the Collected Poets Series:
This Thursday, May 1st, at 7:30pm, poets Alicia Ostriker, a major American poet and critic, and author of eleven volumes of poetry, including The Volcano Sequence and No Heaven, and Frannie Lindsay, whose newest volume of poetry, Lamb, was selected for the Perugia Press Award, will read from their most recent work at Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA.
Alicia Ostriker, twice nominated for a National Book Award, is the author of eleven volumes of poetry, most recently No Heaven (2005). As a critic, Ostriker is the author of two path-breaking volumes on women’s poetry, Writing Like a Woman and Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America. Her most recent critical book is Dancing at the Devil’s Party: Essays on Poetry, Politics and the Erotic. She has also published three books on the Bible that re-imagine the Bible from the perspective of a contemporary Jewish woman. Her poetry and essays have been translated into French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic. Ostriker has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, the San Francisco State Poetry Center, the Judah Magnes Museum, the New Jersey Arts Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is Professor Emerita of Rutgers University and is a faculty member of the New England College Low-Residency Poetry MFA Program
Frannie Lindsay is the author of Lamb, winner of the 2006 Perugia Press Prize and runner-up for the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Ellen Bass calls these poems “hymns of praise for the love we are able to wrest from our flawed lives.” Her first volume, Where She Always Was (Utah State University Press, 2004), was selected by J.D. McClatchy as the winner of the May Swenson Award. Lindsay holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and is also a classical pianist.