Jacqueline Osherow

Jacqueline Osherow has lived in Salt Lake City and taught at the University of Utah – where she is currently Distinguished Professor of English -- for thirty years. She received her B.A. from Harvard in 1978 and her PhD in English and American Literature and Language from Princeton in 1990. She’s the author of eight collections of poetry: Looking for Angels in New York (U of Georgia Press, 1988), Conversations with Survivors (U of Georgia Press, 1994) With a Moon in Transit (Grove, 1996), Dead Men’s Praise (Grove, 1999), The Hoopoe’s Crown (BOA, 2005), Whitethorn (LSU Press, 2011,) Ultimatum from Paradise is (LSU Press, 2014) and My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple (LSU Press, 2019). Osherow has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters , as well as a number of prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, journals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, The Longman Anthology of Poetry, Best American Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Jewish-American Literature, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Twentieth Century American Poetry and The Making of a Poem. She’s Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah.



  • Looking for Angels in New York, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1988. 
  • Conversations with Survivors, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1994. 
  • With a Moon in Transit, Grove (New York, NY), 1996.
  •  Dead Men’s Praise, Grove (New York), 1999. 
  • The Hoopoe’s Crown, BOA Editions, Ltd. (Rochester, NY), 2005.
  •  Whitethorn, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 2011.  
  • Ultimatum from Paradise, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 2014.
  • My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge), 2019.


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