Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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Arts of Respect 2012

Words of Respect:  Poetry Night

WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM
WHERE: Brothers College Cafe, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison
WHAT: AOR student entries followed by a reading by Gerald Stern and Alicia Ostriker


Alicia Ostriker, a poet and critic, has published eleven volumes of poetry, including The Volcano Sequence and her latest collection, The Book of Seventy (Pittsburgh, 2009).  Her most recent book of prose is For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book, and she is also the author of the groundbreaking Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America. Twice a National Book Award finalist, she has also received awards from the Poetry Society of America and the Paterson Poetry Center, among others. Ostriker is Professor Emerita at Rutgers. 

Gerald Stern is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He has written numerous books of poetry, including American Sonnets and Save the Last Dance, both from Norton, as well as a book of essays titled What I Can’t Bear Losing: Notes from a Life. His book This Time: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1998. In 2005, he won the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. Stern has also received the Lamont Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ruth Lilly Prize among many other awards. His newest publication is Early Collected: Poems from 1965-1992. Stern is a Distinguished Poet in Residence at the Drew MFA Program in Poetry.

All questions regarding the series should be directed to Drew University: or 973.408.3110

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