Alice served as the first poet laureate for the city of Edmonton from 2005-2007. She has published numerous collections of poetry and a novel for young adults. Among her previous books are Memory’s Daughter, for which she won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award in 2011; The Occupied World; and The Office Tower Tales, for which she won the Pat Lowther Award in 2009. In 2010, she received a lifetime achievement award, presented by the City of Edmonton and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton. Her most recent book, Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science is published by University of Alberta Press.
Alexis was born on Friday, August 13, 1976, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her second full-length book of poetry 13 creatively examines beauty and darkness in many areas including the workings of bee hive, board games, childhood depression, the personal lives of monsters and a failed romantic relationship in a beautiful Canadian city. She holds degrees in International Studies and Journalism and currently works as an agricultural journalist.
Date: 13 March 2012 Tuesday
Time: 6:00pm Doors | 7:00pm Reading
Location: Empress Ale House
Address: 9912 82 Avenue, Edmonton