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News & Events2018-07-10T17:53:39+00:00

“I knew Alison would be a good speaker, but I had no idea she was going to be one of the best Critical Issues Symposium sessions I have ever attended in the history of Hope College. She engaged the audience beautifully. And she is so engaging because she can articulate and share her deepest feelings so well.”—Priscilla Atkins, Hope College Librarian

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Almost an IPPY Winner!

This news tickled me this March morning: My book, A Fine Canopy, was the "almost winner" of an IPPY Poetry Medal. Jim Barnes, writing for Independent Publisher, described it as a "great book of poetry." (Thanks, [...]

Orion Magazine Recommends A Fine Canopy

This fairly extraordinary and completely unexpected news filled my screen yesterday when I opened my newsletter from Orion magazine, a magazine I have read and loved for decades: Orion's poetry editor, Camille T. Dungy reviewed [...]

Upcoming Events

On February 3, 2023, at Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor, I will be Iliana Regan's conversation partner as she launches her memoir Fieldwork, her followup to Burn the Place which was long-listed for the National [...]

This Cool Thing Happened to my Poem

This cool thing happened because of my new book. I don’t have a picture, so bear with me, please, as I recreate with words the photo that was deleted before it made its way to me. [...]

My new book is out in the world

I am thrilled to be able to tell you that my first full-length collection of poems A Fine Canopy has been released to the world. Please contact your favorite bookstore--or me--for details. Literati Bookstore hosted [...]

I host Eco Book Club at Literati Bookstore

In March (details to come), Literati Bookstore's Eco Book Club will discuss Ed Yong's An Immense World. Free and all are welcome. Click here to go Literati's website. Past titles include: A Psalm for the [...]

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