Alicia Ostriker's most recent collection of poems is The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979–2011. Her old woman-tulip-dog poems keep surprising her. Ostriker teaches in the low-residency MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation at Drew University.
Founded in 1959 by a group of professors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, and Smith, The Massachusetts Review is one of the nation’s leading literary magazines, distinctive in joining the highest level of artistic concern with pressing public issues. As The New York Times observed, “It is amazing that so much significant writing on race and culture appears in one magazine.” MR was named one of the top ten literary journals in 2008 by the Boston Globe.The Massachusetts Review