Jacqueline Osherow

Jacqueline Osherow was raised in Philadelphia. She received a BA from Harvard University in 1978 and a PhD in English from Princeton University in 1990.

Osherow is the author of Divine Ratios, forthcoming in 2023 from Louisiana State University Press, as well as several other books of poetry, including Ultimatum from Paradise (Louisiana State University Press, 2014); Whitethorn (Louisiana State University Press, 2011); and Looking for Angels in New York (University of Georgia Press, 1988). Her poems are known for their frequent explorations of Jewish tradition and their post-Holocaust consciousness.

About her work, Rosanna Warren writes, “Abundant in whimsy, philosophical speculation, and earthly affections, Jacqueline Osherow’s poems inhabit their forms with insouciance and wit.”

Osherow has received the Witter Bynner Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She serves as a distinguished professor of English and creative writing at the University of Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Divine Ratios, (Louisiana State University Press, 2023)
Ultimatum from Paradise (Louisiana State University Press, 2014)
Whitethorn (Louisiana State University Press, 2011)
The Hoopoe’s Crown (BOA Editions, 2005)
Dead Men’s Praise (Grove Press, 1999)
With a Moon in Transit (Grove Press, 1996)
Conversations with Survivors (University of Georgia Press, 1994)
Looking for Angels in New York (University of Georgia Press, 1988)