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Read Alice’s Szumigalski talk, “Scansion and Science”

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Prairie Fire magazine published the text of Alice Major’s contribution to the Anne Szumigalski lecture series in its winter 2018 edition. Thanks to Prairie Fire and its editors for the reprint of Scansion & Science that you can read here. The annual Szumigalski lecture is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets. Each year, a prominent […]

A pair of podcasts on poetry and the environment

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Interviews with Alice are featured in two recent podcasts: EarthTalk’s Poetry and Planet is a monthly series produced by Washington DC environmental journalist Ethan Goffman on the EarthTalk website. Terra Informa is a weekly series produced at the CJSR studio on the University of Alberta campus and broadcast in communities across Canada. In both interviews, Alice […]

“Welcome to the Anthropocene” is welcomed to award lists

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Alice’s latest collection, Welcome to the Anthropocene, has been selected as a finalist for two awards this spring. The book is long-listed for the Raymond Souster Award, a national prize presented annually by the League of Canadian Poets. It is also shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, a $10,000 award sponsored by […]

Upcoming events

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Alice will appear at events in Victoria and Winnipeg over the next couple of months. Friday, February 15 – 7:30 pm: Planet Earth Reading Series Hillside Café, Victoria BC – Alice will appear along with Paul E. Nelson, director of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB: Poetry, Bioregionalism, Community) Friday, February 15 – 1:30 pm: Planet Earth Poetry in James […]

Rooted in place

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Alice will present as part of the Rooted in Place interdisciplinary conference at King’s University, in January 2019. She’ll be talking about “City and World”, the links between the local and the wider world of history, science and the environment. The conference is open to members of the public.

Alice presents at the crossroads

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Two recent conferences allowed Alice Major to present on topics where poetry, mathematics, science and religion intersect. First, Bridges is an annual conference that brings together an interdisciplinary group of mathematicians, scientists and artists in many disciplines. The 2018 conference took place in Stockholm, and Alice presented “From e to Metaphor” about using mathematical concepts as […]

Alice delivers Szumigalski lecture

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

The 2018 Anne Szumigalski lecture will be delivered by Alice Major on June 15, at the Canadian Writers Summit in Toronto. The lecture series is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets, and was established in the name of the esteemed Saskatchewan poet and arts activist after her death in  1999. The lectures have been delivered […]

Coming soon: “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The University of Alberta Press will release Alice Major’s 11th poetry collection early in 2018. Welcome to the Anthropocene continues her long engagement with science and math for finding significance in human life and in the universe. In these poems she observes the comedy and the tragedy of this human-dominated moment on earth. For more information: WelcomeAnthropocene

Distinguished Artist Award

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Alice Major has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The awards, the province’s most prestigious recognition for accomplishment in the arts, are presented every second year. Alice’s co-recipients are: Alex Janvier, the nationally recognized artist and activist, a member of what has been called the “Indian Group of […]

Alice named one of Alberta’s “Influential artists”

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Alice has been selected as one of 25 Influential Alberta Artists from all disciplines and regions of the province, to celebrate the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ 25th anniversary. The list includes musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre luminaries and others, including luminaries like jazz musician (and former Senator) Tommy Banks, acclaimed indigenous artist Alex Janvier, […]

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