The Volcano Sequence

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002 - Poetry - 123 pages
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A bold, erotic, and spiritual collection of poetry from well-respected poet and critic Alicia Suskin Ostriker, whose previous two books were both National Book Award finalists.

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This "volcano sequence," psalmlike journal entries for the year 1999 dramatizing the conflict between a woman's need for self-actualization and the "power and shame" of religion, voices Ostriker's ... Read full review

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february 1999
17
februarymarch 1999
31
marchapril 1999
43
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Alicia Suskin Ostriker is one of America’s premier visionary poets and critics.  She is the author of fourteen poetry collections, including The Book of Seventy; The Mother/Child Papers; No Heaven; the volcano sequence; and The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968–1998, as well as several books on the Bible.  She has received the Paterson Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostriker is Professor Emerita of English at Rutgers University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Drew University.

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