Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Alice Fogel

Alice Fogel's selections:

lie down too by Lesle Lewis (Alice James Books)

Strata by Ewa Chrusciel (Emergency Press)

Flies by Michael Dickman (Copper Canyon)

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Alice Fogel's third book of poems, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller in 2008, and in 2009 Strange Terrain (a guide for nonpoet readers and teachers, as well as for poets) came out. A recipient of a fellowship from the NEA and five-time Pushcart nominee, her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, former Poet Laureate Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, Crazyhorse, Hotel Amerika, and No Tell Motel. A freelance proof reader and copy editor, she teaches writing for all ages and levels, and is a passionate hiker and backpacker. She is also an award-winning designer and creator of custom clothing, particularly from “upcycled” materials ( Alice will be the 2012 Writer in Residence at the Carl Sandburg homestead in Flat Rock, NC.

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