The little space: poems selected and new, 1968-1998
In this selection of poems from thirty years of a distinguished writing career, we see the growth of a poet's mind, heart, and spirit as Ostriker struggles to love "this wounded / World that we cannot heal, that is our bride".
Whether she probes the meaning of childhood, family, marriage, and motherhood, or art, history politics, and God: whether she is celebrating sexuality or confronting mortality, the poet includes "whatever I can grasp of human experience within my art -- the good and beautiful, the evil and chaotic. I tell my students that they must write what they are afraid to write; and I attempt to do so myself".
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Openness and transparency mark this lively and moving collection by award-winning poet and feminist literary critic Ostriker (The Crack in Everything, LJ 4/1/96). The volume begins with Ostriker's ... Read full review
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