We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

The Book of Life

Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Publication Year: 2012

“A Song of Songs, which is not Solomon’s but Alicia Ostriker’s. A great age-old hymn to life, to flesh, to memory, is revised again on these pages, with gusto, with passion, with clarity, with eros, with grief. If there is God, it is the mourner’s or the mystic’s God; if there is faith, it is the faith in our future. This is gorgeous poetry, as Jewish as it is universal.” —Ilya Kaminsky

Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press

Series: Pitt Poetry Series

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF
 

contents

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. vi-vii

read more

preface

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. ix-x

What is it to be a Jewish poet? What is it to be a Jewish woman poet? I did not always ask these questions. My writing life has evolved from being an American poet in the wake of Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams. I have been a disciple of Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton...

I

Becky and Benny in Far Rockaway

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 3-3

Old Men

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 4-4

Born in the USA

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 5-5

The Marriage Nocturne

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 6-7

Hunger

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 8-10

Elegy for Allen

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 11-12

West Fourth Street

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 13-13

At the Revelation Restaurant

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 14-14

Grandchild

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 15-15

II

A Meditation in Seven Days

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 19-31

Kol Nidre

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 32-33

III

The Eighth and Thirteenth

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 37-39

Holocaust

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 40-41

Three Women

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 42-44

Who Saves a Life: Poem Beginning witha Line by Fitzgerald/Hemingway

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 45-48

Diaspora

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 49-49

Listening to Public Radio

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 50-51

Poem Sixty Years After Auschwitz

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 52-53

IV

psalm

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 57-58

fire

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 59-59

judgment

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 60-60

during the bombing of Kosovo

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 61-61

the fast

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 62-62

the shekhinah as exile

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 63-64

the shekhinah as mute

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 65-65

the shekhinah as amnesiac

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 66-66

dark smile

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 67-67

seasonal

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 68-68

psalm

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 69-69

psalm

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 70-70

psalm

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 71-71

V

Lamenting the Inevitable

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 75-76

The Bride

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 77-79

Tearing the Poem Up and Eating It

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 80-82

Divrei: The Settlers

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 83-83

What Is Needed after Food

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 84-85

VI

The Book of Life

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 89-96

notes

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 97-99

acknowledgments

pdf iconDownload PDF
pp. 101-101


E-ISBN-13: 9780822978350
E-ISBN-10: 0822978350
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822961819
Print-ISBN-10: 0822961814

Page Count: 112
Publication Year: 2012

Series Title: Pitt Poetry Series
Series Editor Byline: Ed Ochester See more Books in this Series

OCLC Number: 830023840
MUSE Marc Record: Download for The Book of Life