Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Poetry Reading- Alice Friman
Alice Friman’s last two books (both LSU) are Vinculum, which won a 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and The View from Saturn, 2014. Other books include Inverted Fire and The Book of the Rotten Daughter (both BkMk), and Zoo (Arkansas), which won the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize and the Ezra Pound Poetry Award. Among other awards are a Pushcart Prize, appearance in The Best American Poetry 2009, the Paumanok Prize, and three prizes from Poetry Society of America: the Consuelo Ford, the Cecil Hemley, and the Lucille Medwick Awards. From The New England Poetry Club, the Gretchen Warren and Firman Houghton Awards, and, twice, the Erika Mumford Prize. She also received the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry (Shenandoah) and the Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry (Ekphrasis). Friman has fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay, VCCA, and the Bernheim Foundation. Her poems are in Poetry, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Southern Review, etc. She has been published in thirteen other countries. Her essays/reviews appear in The Movable Nest (Helicon Nine) and Sleeping with One Eye Open (Georgia) and in Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and Georgia Review. Professor Emerita at U of Indianapolis, Friman was until recently Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. Her podcast series, Ask Alice, is on YouTube.