Date(s) - May 13, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mitchell.Giddings Fine Arts
Alice Fogel and Rebecca Kaiser Gibson
Featured at Mitchell.Giddings Fine Art, Brattleboro, VT
Alice Fogel is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Nothing But: a series of indirect considerations on art & consciousness (2021), A Doubtful House (2017), and Interval: Poems based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the 2016 New Hampshire Literary Award in Poetry. Be That Empty (Harbor Mountain Press, 2007) was a poetry bestseller. She is also author of Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader (Hobblebush Books, 2009). Her work has appeared in numerous publications includingBeloit Poetry Journal, Hotel Amerika, The Boston Review, The Inflectionist Review, Green Mountains Review, Iowa Review, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Third Coast and The Washington Post. She has also contributed to several anthologies including The Best American Poetry 1993, Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice, and Claiming the Spirit Within. Alice served at the New Hampshire State Poet Laureate from November 2013 to March 2019.
Fogel’s honors include twelve Pushcart Prize nominations, Best of the Web, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England Poetry Club’s Daniel Varoujan Award among other awards. She works one-on-one with neurodiverse students at Landmark College and teaches a variety of programs around the state of New Hampshire and elsewhere. Visit www.alicebfogel.com/
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson’s debut novel is The Promise of a Normal Life (Arcade Publishing, Feb.2023). Her poetry collections are Girl as Birch, (2022), and OPINEL (2015) Bauhan Publishing. Her work is in these reviews: Agni; Barrow Street; Field; Green Mountains; Greensboro; Interim; Harvard; Massachusetts; Ocean State; Passengers; Salamander; Slate; Tupelo; Antigonish; and VerseDaily, among others. She’s received fellowships from MacDowell, Massachusetts Cultural Council, VSC and VCCA. As Fulbright Scholar she taught in India. She taught poetry at Tufts University for 23 years, then founded, and runs The Loom, Poetry in Harrisville, a poetry reading series. Visit rebeccakaisergibson.com/