Academic Speaker Series - Alice Fogel
“Science, History, Music, Art, Dance, Vegetables, & Other Things That Aren't Related to Poetry (Or Are They?)”
Monday, April 2, 7 p.m.
Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building
Alice B. Fogel is the New Hampshire Poet Laureate. She has loved art of all kinds for her whole life, but she also gets pretty excited about the sciences, especially when they have to do with very small things like extremophile organisms, or very large things like asteroids and planets. Her latest book (2017) is A Doubtful House. In 2015, her book, Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the 2016 NH Literary Award in Poetry, and her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller. She is also the author of Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry even if you don't “get” it. Nominated for Best of the Web and nine times for the Pushcart Prize, Alice has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry.