Alice Major has published twelve books of poetry and essays, many of which explore her long-standing interest in mathematics and science. Her newest book, Welcome to the Anthropocene, continues her long-standing engagement with these topics. With her customary wit and intelligence, she tackles the urgent questions raised by human activity on the planet. How do we get along in this complicated period when it can hard to figure out how to do much about the big stuff in our small way? When we have to make a living? When other animals have to live with us? And when poets have to work with the same brains as every other human to make meaning out of it all?
Her writing has been recognized with numerous awards – including the League’s own Pat Lowther Memorial Award and a National Magazine Awards Gold Medal. She served as first poet laureate for her home city of Edmonton, during which time she founded the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Alice has served as president of the Writers Guild of Alberta – and the League of Canadian Poets! – and chair of the Edmonton Arts Council. In 2017, Alice received Alberta’s highest arts award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Artist Award.
Presented by the 2018 Anne Szumigalski lecturer, Alice Major. Join the League of Canadian Poets for a reception and lecture at this annual event that has hosted some of Canada’s most notable poets, including Anne Carson, Dionne Brand, Lillian Allen, and Gregory Scofield. This event is free and open to the public. Alice Major has […]