Alice B. Fogel


Walpole, NH
New Hampshire US

Author's Bio

Alice Fogel was the NH State Poet Laureate, 2014-2019. Her newest collection (2021) is Nothing But: a series of indirect considerations on art & consciousness. Other collections include A Doubtful House (2017), & Interval: Poems Based Upon Bach’s Goldberg Variations (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature & the 2016 New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, & she's also the author of Strange Terrain (on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it, for individual readers & writers, reading groups, teachers, & mystified families & friends of poets). Nominated 10 times for the Pushcart, her poems have appeared in many journals & anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, Spillway, Hotel Amerika, Crazyhorse, & Inflectionist Review, & she has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts & other awards.

Publications & Prizes

Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel vol. 1 & 2 (No Tell Motel, 2007)
Poet's Choice (Ecco Press, 1998)
Best American Poetry (Collier-Macmillan, 1993)
Nothing But: a series of indirect considerations on art & consciousness (Spuyten Duyvil, 2021)
A Doubtful House (Bauhan Publishing, 2017)
Interval: Poems Based upon Bach's "Goldberg Variations" (Schaffner Press, 2015)
Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader (Hobblebush Books, 2009)
Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007)
I Love This Dark World (Zoland Books, 1996)
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NH State Poet Laureate; NH Literary Award in Poetry; Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature; Alligator Juniper Award; NEA Individual Artist Fellowship; Daniel Varoujan Award; Carl Sandburg Natl. Historic Site Residency; 10 Pushcart nominations; Nominated for Best of the Web; Best American Poetry; etc.

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Ossining, NY
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Last update: Jul 01, 2022