The Bloomsbury Review
Literature and Languages
"Alicia Ostriker advocates a 'poetics of ardor,' one which is not detached, objective, or merely intellectual, instead a poetry that embraces a big-hearted and practical definition of what erotic means. Dancing at the Devil’s Party is mostly about women’s poetry but Ostriker also reminds us of the wide-reaching sensuality of Whitman, Hopkins, Keats, and other sexy male forebears who permitted love to appear in their work."
Rogoff, Marianne, "Two Necessities of Poetry: Plenitude and Exuberance" (2001). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 121.