By Alicia Ostriker
“Poet Alicia Ostriker can be a hugely unique scholar/teacher of midrash, the statement and exegesis of scripture (the related root as madrasa, position of study). right here she ‘studies’ Jewish heritage, Jewish ardour, Jewish contradictions, in a compendium of realized, crafted, earthy and outward-looking poems that convey how this quest has knowledgeable and enriched her complete poet’s trajectory.”
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In a tremendous assessment within the New Republic of John Hollander's previous books, Tesserae and chosen Poetry (both 1993), Vernon Shetley stated, "John Hollander's poetry has proven a visionary strength simply frequently sufficient to safe him a spot as one of many significant figures of our second. "Figurehead, a full of life, different, and technically unbelievable e-book, confirms the assertion made through Henry Taylor within the Washington instances: "John Hollander revels in technical demanding situations of bizarre severity and complexity, but such a lot of his poems even have the emotional heft of whatever worthy pausing over and remembering.
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“Poet Alicia Ostriker can be a hugely unique scholar/teacher of midrash, the remark and exegesis of scripture (the comparable root as madrasa, position of study). right here she ‘studies’ Jewish heritage, Jewish ardour, Jewish contradictions, in a compendium of discovered, crafted, earthy and outward-looking poems that convey how this quest has proficient and enriched her complete poet’s trajectory.
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