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“Knife on Snow” dropping soon

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Turnstone Press will release Alice’s newest book, Knife on Snow, in April, 2023. This collection about being here, at this point in human history and knowing—really knowing—how deeply connected we are to the past. It’s about the utter continuity of time: the long narratives of people and fire, the surge of empires, the deep history of […]

A book for free

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Alice’s collection, Corona Radiata, is long out of print. This meditation on an embryo’s development in the womb was published originally as part of the St. Thomas Poetry Series — beautifully designed small books printed by Coach House Printing. But it is virtually unavailable now, only rarely showing up in second-hand book sites. So a free pdf […]

Math meets poetry

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

The 2020 Bridges Conference of mathematics and the arts had to be held online this year because of Covid-19, but that means you can visit virtually to get explore the many ways that math gets braided with music, visual art, film–and poetry. Here you can find Alice’s short paper, Perhaps the Plaintive Numbers Flow with […]

Three blog posts featuring Alice

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Alice and her work are the topic of conversation on three recent blogs: Bloom is a website for later-blooming artists, and Susan Sechrist’s blog there “Go Figure” focuses on the intersection of mathematics and arts. She asks Alice about math as an inspiration, what math and poetry might have in common, and what birds might […]

Alice Major becomes Alice.Doc

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The University of Alberta conferred an honorary doctorate of letters on Alice Major at its fall Convocation ceremony on November 20th. In her Convocation address (which was to the science and medical faculties), she spoke to the graduands of living in uncertainty as “the greatest privilege the universe gives us. We live right at the […]

Shell of Moon and Sun

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Alice Major and Yukari Meldrum have just published their translation of 24 poems by the beloved Japanese author, Misuzu Kaneko. The story of Misuzu’s short, tragic life is the backdrop to these poems, written a century ago. They are poems for children — wise, observant children, who may be occasionally and quietly rebellious but are […]

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 Bay New […]

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