Alice B. Fogel

PO Box 1044
Walpole, NH 03608
603 499 6783

Author's Bio

I am the NH State Poet Laureate, 2014-2019. My newest collection (2015), Interval: Poems Based Upon Bach’ Goldberg Variations, won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. My third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, and I'm also the author of Strange Terrain (how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it). Nominated 7 times for the Pushcart, my poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, Spillway, Hotel Amerika, Crazyhorse, and Pleiades, and I have received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and other awards.

Publications and Prizes

Be That Empty
(Harbor Mountain Press, 2007)
, I Love This Dark World
(Zoland Books, 1996)
, Interval: Poems Based upon Bach's "Goldberg Variations"
(Schaffner Press, 2015)
, Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader
(Hobblebush Books, 2009)
Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel vol. 1 & 2
(No Tell Motel, 2007)
, Best American Poetry
(Collier-Macmillan, 1993)
, Poet's Choice
(Ecco Press, 1998)
Massachusetts Review, Spillway, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
NH State Poet Laureate; Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature; Alligator Juniper Award; NEA Individual Artist Fellowship; Daniel Varoujan Award; Carl Sandburg Natl. Historic Site Residency; 7 Pushcart nominations; Nominated for Best of the Web; Best American Poetry; etc.

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Hudson Valley, NY
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Last updated: Oct 13, 2015