The Crack in Everything

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996 - Poetry - 100 pages
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"Tough-minded, lyrical, passionate, Alicia Ostriker's distinctive voice discourses on 'these rusty chains of being' that bind us, providing an overview of our dangerous era, singing what is... This book gives us an even better poet than the preceding one, a shade more sublime". Maxine Kumin

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It is the fickle word that concerns Ostriker in this, her eighth book--but this time with the twist provided by hard new experience. "What the eye instantly consents to," as the problem is wittily ... Read full review

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The Studio Homage to Alice Neel
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Somalia
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Copyright

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Alicia Ostriker is the author of seven volumes of poetry, as well as "Vision and Verse in William Blake" and an annotated edition of Blake's "Complete Poems," Her work as a feminist critic includes "Writing like a Woman" and the widely influential and controversial "Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women's Poetry in America.

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