Alice has published eleven collections of poetry, two novels for young adults and an award-winning collection of essays about poetry and science. Her latest collection 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' (University of Alberta) has gathered rave reviews, like "This is poetry with a brain as well as a heart – it not only makes us feel but also succeeds in making us think." (Roger Caldwell)
Here Alice reads the mesmeric poem 'In Every Tongue', evoking her childhood.
There are links to her previous books and sales information and a million other pieces of information, poetry and essays on Alice's website which is linked here:
Two further poems here:
Interestingly, in common with the Scottish poet Eveline Pye, who is featuring on Monday, Alice's poetry sometimes deals with, interprets and uses imagery from Science and Mathematics. Like this poem here:
Bird Singularities (From the site 'Talking Writing'}
struggle to calculate
those invisible walls
where the universe stops.
Space and time do loop-de-loops,
they trill sagaciously.
But there are singularities
where four dimensions of flight
intersect, contract to two,
and our equations are abruptly
banned from passing.
Passerines without classrooms
in which to acquire mathematics
become more practically aware.
These street-smart ones learn to shun
vertical planes that glimmer
with the lure of logic but
are based on false assumptions—
that air continues everywhere.