Alice B. Fogel
the themes of complicated subjects . . . mesmerizing."
"To read Alice Fogel’s poems is to enter, or rather to be
drawn, always toward an inner space. Every image, every word unlocks a
secret door into a farther room. That, of course, takes art, and that
is precisely what Fogel has plenty of. . . . Her poems shine with
intelligence. Brooding and meditative, Fogel is a poet alert to every
nuance of the inner life, a true phenomenologist of the soul in the New England tradition of Emily Dickinson and Jane Kenyon."
marvelous specificities of her poems demonstrate a fierce and admirable
passion . . . a steadfast gaze at the natural world as intense and
perfectly rendered as that of Rilke."
like the surprises in the language [Fogel uses] to keep turning in the
"'Ravishing perception' seems to pervade
Fogel’s work, and to do so both elegantly and powerfully. . . . One can
see the dance of intellect from word to word . . . [to] dramatize the
complexities of consciousness."
may not be poet laureate or even Mary Oliver, but Alice Fogel scores
big, jumping to number 8 with her latest, Be That Empty."
About the Author
Alice B. Fogel’s most recent book of poetry, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller in 2008. A recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, her work has appeared in the Best American Poetry series, former Poet Laureate Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Pleiades, and many other anthologies and journals. Currently on the adjunct staff at Colby-Sawyer College, she also works as a writing mentor and workshop leader, professional development instructor, reading group facilitator, and artist-in-the-schools; and, through her company, Lyric Couture, is a designer of one-of-a-kind clothing made of reprised materials. Her 2009 book, Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader, is a nonacademic guide for those who don’t “get” poetry. She lives in Acworth, NH. Visit her website at www.alicebfogel.com
Readings & Events
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