“[her poems] walk the line between mythic and contemporary”—The Forward
Alicia is the author of two poetry books. Fruit Geode (Augury Books, 2018) was a New York Times Book Review New & Notable selection and a finalist for the Jewish Book Award. Divinity School (American Poetry Review, 2015) won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by C.D. Wright, and was one of Poets & Writers’ 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. She is a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellow in poetry.
Alicia’s personal essays appear in the Forward, Huffington Post, Tablet, Jewish Journal, and Kveller. She is currently at work on a spiritual memoir interwoven with stories of Biblical women.