We are pleased to welcome Alicia Suskin Ostriker to the Academy of American Poets’ Board of Chancellors. She is the author of more than ten poetry collections, including The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014) andThe Crack in Everything (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), which was a National Book Award finalist and won both the Paterson Poetry Award and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award.

About Ostriker, the author Joyce Carol Oates writes, "[She] has become one of those brilliantly provocative and imaginatively gifted contemporaries whose iconoclastic expression, whether in prose or poetry, is essential to our understanding of our American selves.” Read her poems “Exile,” “Insomnia,” and “psalm.”

Hear Ostriker read her work on February 17, 2015, for the Poets Out Loud reading series at Fordham University in New York City.