"Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does his master’s chair. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good—be good for something."
~ Henry David Thoreau
Alice Friman's seventh full-length book, Blood Weather, was published by LSU Press in fall 2019, and is available to order here. Her last book was The View from Saturn (LSU); the previous one, Vinculum (LSU), won the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry. She is a recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and is included in The Best American Poetry series.
Other books include Inverted Fire and The Book of the Rotten Daughter, both from BkMk Press, and Zoo (Arkansas), which won the Sheila Margaret Motton Prize from The New England Poetry Club and the Ezra Pound Award from Truman State University. Friman's books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Other awards include three prizes from The Poetry Society of America: the Consuelo Ford Award, the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award. From The New England Poetry Club, she has received the Gretchen Warren Award, the Firman Houghton Award, and, twice, the Erika Mumford Prize. She has also been awarded the 2001 James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah and the Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry 2012 from Ekphrasis. Friman has received fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay, and the Bernheim Foundation.