“[her poems] walk the line between mythic and contemporary”—The Forward
Fruit Geode, Alicia’s second poetry book, was published by Augury Books, an imprint of Brooklyn Arts Press, in October 2018 and was a New York Times Book Review New & Notable selection. Her first book, Divinity School, won the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by C.D. Wright; was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; and was one of Poets & Writers Magazine‘s top poetry debuts of 2015. Her poetry chapbook, The Girl Who Wants to be a Landscape, was selected by Mary Oliver for the 1995 Artscape Poetry Prize when Alicia was eighteen years old.
Alicia holds a MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College and a MA in Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the recipient of fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Matt Clark Poetry Prize from New Delta Review, and the Sarah Verdone Award for Writers from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Alicia is a columnist for the Jewish Journal, and her personal essays appear in the Forward, Huffington Post, Tablet, and Kveller. She is currently at work on a spiritual memoir.