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Alan Albert

Author's Bio

I have been publishing poetry since 1975. My interests are mainly in lyric and narrative poetry, as well as in prose poetry. I've given many readings in the Boston area and work as a psychologist in private practice in Newton, Massachusetts. I'm interested in the day-to-day life, and in finding some of the somethings in many of the nothings.

Publications and Prizes

Mercy of Tides: Poems For A Beach House (Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2003)
American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, California Quarterly, Grub Street, Kansas Quarterly, Madrona, Mississippi Review, New Infinity Review, Obras Magazine, Poetry East, Poetry Now, SW Review, The Cortland Review, Wisconsin Review, Worcester Review, Y'Bird
First Prize Winner of the Third Annual Boston University Alumni Poetry Competition and First Prize Winner of the Worcester County Poetry Association Annual Competition. I've been Finalist and Semi-finalist in poetry in the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship Program. I was recently awarded an Artist’s Grant Residency from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and will be a fellow at the Banff Centre in October 2013. I have taught poetry writing and creative writing at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California and at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Two Yvonnes by Jessica Greenbaum, Bewilderment by David Ferry, Quick Question by John Ashbery, Aftermath by Sandra M. Gilbert, Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds
Favorite Books:
Too many to list. But some recently recurring ones are When Things Fall apart, by Pema Chödrön, and Bye and Bye, by Charles Wright. I tend to like and admire books that are more large, ambitious, and friendly than perfect.
Favorite Authors:
Again, too many to list, but some recurring voices are Mark Strand, Charles Wright, James Tate, Robert Bly, Lydia Davis, Denise Duhamel, Amy Gerstler, Vijay Seshadri, Brenda Hillman.

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Listing last updated: May 5, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Prefers to work with:
Adults, Seniors
Born in:
Newton, MA
Raised in:
Newton, MA

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