• the-office-tower-tales
  • tales-for-an-urban-sky
  • the-occupied-world
  • some-bones-and-a-story
  • lattice-of-the-years
  • the-chinese-mirror
  • time-travels-light
  • corona-radiata
  • memorys-daughter


  • Pat Lowther Award 2009
  • Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year, 2009
  • City of Edmonton Book Prize (shortlisted in 1999, 2000 and 2009
  • Stephan G. Stephanson Award, Writers Guild of Alberta, (shortlisted in 2000 and 2007) Malahat Review Long Poem Competition, 2001
  • Poet Laureate, City of Edmonton 2005-7
  • Winner of the Fourth Alberta Writing for Youth Competition

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“Standard candles” shines out at LitFest
September 29, 2015

“Standard Candles” released
August 14, 2015

Upcoming readings in Kingston and Ottawa
March 25, 2015

Alice serves jury duty
January 15, 2015


Alice has published ten collections of poetry, two novels for young adults and an award-winning collection of essays about poetry and science. She came to Edmonton the long way round. She grew up in Dumbarton, Scotland – a small town on the banks of the Clyde, not far from Glasgow. Her family came to Canada when she was eight, and she grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a reporter on The Williams Lake Tribune in British Columbia. She has been an active supporter of the arts and writing community:

  • First poet laureate for the City of Edmonton (2005-7)
  • Past president of the League of Canadian Poets,
  • Past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta,
  • Past chair of the Edmonton Arts Council.
  • Founder, Edmonton Poetry Festival

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Alice’s work on the web – links to poems/prose published elsewhere


a Tribute

My father was a poet too, and a profound influence on my life and work. In fact, you could say my experience of poetry leaps back over a hundred years of innovation and change, straight to the late 1700s and Robert Burns… [read more]

a Memory

There is a time in your life when you realize that you are shaped more by your mother’s childhood than your own. I may have been, in theory, a child of the post-war boomers, a product of the 60s. But really, I am shaped by the world she grew up in, which was really formed by the Victorian era… [read more]

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