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October 15, 1998

Press poet nominated for national award

Alicia Suskin Ostriker was one of five authors nominated as a finalist for a 1998 National Book Award for Poetry by the National Book Foundation. Her volume of poems, "The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998," will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in November as part of the Pitt Poetry Series.

Ostriker, who is also an essayist, critic and Biblical scholar, has published eight other volumes of poetry, including "The Crack in Everything," which was a 1996 finalist for a National Book Award, and "The Imaginary Lover" (1986), which received the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America.

Winners of this year's awards will be announced Nov. 18.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 31 Issue 4

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