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“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 […]

Upcoming readings in Kingston and Ottawa

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Alice will be visiting eastern Ontario for two readings in April, 2015: Monday, April 13, at the Kingston Public Library, Central Branch with Kingston’s new poet laureate Helen Humphreys and the city’s first laureate, Eric Folsom. It starts at 7 pm. Kingston reading details. Tuesday, April 14, the Tree Reading Series in Ottawa with Alexandra […]

Alice serves jury duty

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Alice will be one of the panel of judges for this year’s Malahat Long Poem contest. (The deadline approaches rapidly — February 1, 2015). Malahat volunteer Melissa Stephens interviewed Alice about her approach to the long poem on the Malahat’s website.  

Paradox in Math and Poetry

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

“Barbers and Big Ideas: Paradox in math and poetry” has been published in the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. Paradox intrigues both mathematicians and artists of all kinds. Throughout the recorded history of human thought, paradox has been a signal that we have to look hard for explanations, whether in natural language or the […]

The Golden Pen Nib Writes…

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Alice has been awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Golden Pen Award. The award is presented to acknowledge the lifetime achievements of an outstanding Alberta writer. Past recipients have been George Melnyk, Fred Stenson, Aritha van Herk, Robert Kroetsch, Merna Summers, Myrna Kostash, Grant MacEwan, W.O. Mitchell, and Rudy Wiebe. The award will be presented […]

“Everyone in this room thinks metaphorically all the time”

Monday, December 9th, 2013

In September, 2013, Alice went Stony Brook University on Long Island to give one of the university’s Provost Lectures. The talk was co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook and the CN Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics. A Superposition of Brains explores how scientists and poets use the same brains to understand the world […]

Alice’s latest publications

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Alice has three new publications just coming out. First is her article in the journal Math Horizons, published by the Mathematical Association of America. The article is called “Word Shapes and Rhymescapes: Translating Translation Symmetry into Music and Poetry.” Second, two of her poems are included in Untying the Apron: Daughters Remember Mothers of the 1950s. […]

The Jade Spindle – newly spun

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Alice has just launched a new YA fantasy, The Jade Spindle. It’s the tale of another world – a string world, lying right beside our own, settled many years ago by people of the great Huang-ti, the mythical Yellow Emperor of China. A group of modern teenagers accidentally find their way to this world where the sun […]

Bridges 2012 conference links math, art

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Alice Major will be part of the Bridges 2012 conference – Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture. She is one of nine poets who will take part in the conference’s poetry section, which is oordinated by Sarah Glaz, professor of mathematics at the University of Connecticut and poets. Alice will also present a paper on translation symmetry […]

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