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poet , English language educator

Jacqueline Sue Osherow, American poet, English language educator. Recipient Witter Bynner prize American Academy and Institute Arts and Letters, 1990; Ingram Merrill Foundation grantee, 1990; Guggenheim fellow, 1997-1998, National Endowment for the Arts fellow, since 1999. Member Poetry Society of America (John Masefield Memorial award 1993, Lucille Medwick Memorial award 1995, Cecil Hemley Memorial award 1997).

Background

Osherow, Jacqueline Sue was born on August 15, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Aaron and Evelyn Hilda (Victor) Osherow.

Education

AB Magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1978. Postgraduate, Trinity College, Cambridge University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, Princeton University, 1990.

Career

She was raised in Philadelphia. At Harvard, she was part of the Harvard Lampoon. Her work appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward, and The Yale Review.

Achievements

  • 1990 Witter Bynner Poetry Prize1997 Guggenheim Fellowship1999 National Endowment for the Arts FellowshipIngram Merrill Foundation fellowship.

Works

Membership

Member Poetry Society of America (John Masefield Memorial award 1993, Lucille Medwick Memorial award 1995, Cecil Hemley Memorial award 1997).

Connections

Married Saul Korewa, June 16, 1965 (divorced 2003). Children: Magda, Dora, Mollie.

father:
Aaron Osherow

mother:
Evelyn Hilda (Victor) Osherow

spouse:
Saul Korewa

children:
Magda Osherow

Dora Osherow

Mollie Osherow