Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Alicia Suskin Ostriker Poems
- Psalm I am not lyric any more I will not play the harp for ...
- Wrinkly Lady Dancer Going to be an old wrinkly lady Going to...
- The Leaf Pile Now here is a typical children's story that...
- Exile The downward turning touch the cry of time fire ...
- Ghazal: America the Beautiful Do you remember our earnestness...
- In Every Life In every life there's a moment or two when the...
- The History of America —for Paul Metcalf A linear ...
Alicia Suskin Ostriker (born November 11, 1937) is an American poet and scholar who writes Jewish feminist poetry.She was called "America's most fiercely honest poet," by Progressive.
Ostriker was born in Brooklyn, New York to David Suskin and Beatrice Linnick Suskin. Her father worked for New York City Parks Department. Her mother read her Shakespeare and Browning, and Alicia began writing poems, as well as drawing, from an early age. Initially, she had hoped to be an artist and studied art as a teenager. Her books, Songs (1969) and A Dream of Springtime (1979), spotlight her own illustrations. Ostriker went to high school at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in ... more »
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I am not lyric any more
I will not play the harp
for your pleasure
I will not make a joyful
noise to you, neither
will I lament
for I know you drink
so I dully repeat
you hurt me
I hate you
I pull my eyes away from the hills
I will not kill for you
I will never love you again
unless you ask me