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Alice B. Fogel, Poet

Appointed by the Governor as NH State Poet Laureate 2014-2019

“The marvelous specificities of her poems demonstrate a fierce and admirable passion
...with a steadfast gaze at the natural world as intense and perfectly rendered as that of Rilke’s panther.”

--Publishers Weekly

Poet, teacher, and designer Alice Fogel studied art and literature at Antioch College in Ohio and earned an MA in creative writing, literature, and poetry from the University of New Hampshire. Her books of poetry include Elemental (1993), I Love This Dark World (1996), and Be That Empty (2007). She has also written a book about understanding poetry, Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader (2009). Fogel has taught in elementary schools, universities, and community arts programs. She is also a clothing designer who has designed costumes for theater, opera, and film and was head of costuming for Theatre by the Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One of her award-winning designs was a wedding dress made of recycled cotton shirts. (from

Ms. Fogel will be visiting English classes on Friday afternoon prior to her evening presentation.