New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Alice B. Fogel

Alice Fogel is the Poet Laureate of the State of New Hampshire (2014-1019).  Alice's mission in this role, and in her own life, is to connect more people to poetry--particularly as readers. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller in 2008, and in 2009 Strange Terrain--on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it--came out.  Alice gives workshops for reading groups, libraries, professional development, and others, based on Strange Terrain, as well as readings and craft workshops of all kinds and for all ages.  Her poetry collection based on Bach's Goldberg Variations, called Interval, has won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature, and is forthcoming in March, 2015.  Nominated 6 times for the Pushcart, her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, and she has received an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other awards.  Alice came to NH 30 years ago to run the theatrical costume department at Theatre By The Sea (now the Seacoast Rep) in Portsmouth, and still has a small sewing business specializing in refashioning, called Lyric Couture.   Currently teaching at both Keene State College in NH and Landmark College in Putney, VT, she lives in Acworth, NH with her family.

Additional Links: 
One of 10 of my poems archived on this site.
Another poem from my series on "The Doubtful House."

I Have Worked With

  • August 2014

    Many years, ongoing, facilitating reading series, "Humanities-to-Go" programs such as "After Frost" & "Entering the Realm of Poetry."

  • May 2014

    Reading, presentation, discussion--on poetry and the position of State Poet Laureate.

  • May 2014

    I was invited to talk to the "poetry club" which was formed by a group of 4th and 5th graders. There were about 30 of them! We shared some writings, read to each other, and talked about why we love poetry and art.


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
New Hampshire State Poet Laureate
Mailing Address: 
P O Box 25
Acworth, NH 03601
Physical Address: 
Acworth, NH 03601
Last Name: 
603 835 6783


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Literature
Literary Arts - Poetry
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
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Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
NH Humanities Council
NH Writers Project
Academy of American Poets
Poetry Society of America
NH Poetry Society
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
New England Poetry Club's Daniel Varoujan Award
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
Artist in Residence at Carl Sandburg National Historic Site 2012
Alligator Juniper Award

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
(Nothing special.)
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State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
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I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
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