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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, […]

Robert Kroetsch prize goes to Standard Candles

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Alice received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry from the Book Publishers Association of Alberta at the BPAA awards gala in Calgary, September 16. The award shortlist included two other highly praised books: Saskatchewan poet laureate Gerald Hill’s collection, The Hillsdale Book, published by NeWest Press; and Niche, by Basma Kavanagh, from Frontenac House. The awards jury praised Standard candles […]

Standard Candles is shortlisted

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Standard candles is one of six poetry books to be shortlisted for the Raymond Souster award. This national prie was started in 2013 to honour Raymond Souster, an early founder of the League of Canadian Poets. The award is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the preceding year by a member of […]

Wild Equations round-up at AWP

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Alice will be at the AWP conference in Los Angeles as part of the “Wild Equations” poetry reading. The annual AWP event (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) is a giant gathering of more than 12,000 attendees. For poets, language is the structure on which everything depends. But mathematics is a language, too—a universal one […]

“Standard candles” shines out at LitFest

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Alice will launch her newest poetry collection at Edmonton’s LitFest, appearing at two events. First is Stars and Standard candles — appropriately at the University of Alberta’s Astronomical Observatory. She’ll also participate in A Brunch with Writers, along with Douglas Gibson, Miji Campbell, and Elizabeth Withey. An Edmonton Journal interview about the book and a video of […]

“Standard Candles” released

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Alice’s tenth poetry collection, Standard Candles, has been released by the University of Alberta Press. It’s a meld of cosmology and the human heart, and its varied sections range from personal contemplation to snarky social satire. (Now that there are so many models of the universe to choose from, surely there’s one to suit every […]

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