Alicia Ostriker is a poet and midrashist, author of ten volumes of poetry, most recently The Volcano Sequence. Winner of various national prizes, twice a finalist for a National Book Award in poetry, she is widely published in Jewish anthologies. She has led midrash workshops in the USA and abroad for many years, and her poetry and essays have been translated into many languages including Hebrew and Arabic. Ostriker is a Professor of English at Rutgers University.

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