“[her poems] walk the line between mythic and contemporary”—The Forward
Alicia’s poetry book, Divinity School, won the 2015 American Poetry Review/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. Her poems have appeared in 6×6, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, No Tokens, and anthologies from Knopf and NYU Press.
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 LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council).
Her nonfiction appears in the Huffington Post, Tablet, and Kveller. She is currently at work on a spiritual memoir.