(BOA Editions Limited, 1999)
Anthologies:City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry
(University of Iowa Press, 2012), American Poetry: The Next Generation
(CMU Press, 2000)
Alpay has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provicetown, the Iowa Arts Council, the Edna St.Vincent Millay Colony, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Alpay's poem, "Three Rivers," was selected by Slate.com senior editor Michael Agger for inclusion in its Best Valentine’s Day poems feature in February 2011, and his poem "The Stiller of Atoms," was selected by The Penn Center for the Book's Public Poetry Project in 2012. The project will create a poster of "The Stiller of Atoms" and distribute 1,500 copies free to schools, libraries, cultural centers, and cafes throughout Pennsylvania.