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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alice George  

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Audience: Adult;

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-- Website -- http://alicegeorge.org
-- Alice George on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=alice+george


Illinois Connection

George graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alice George is a poet, writer and painter. She grew up in Kentucky and received degrees first from Oberlin College and then the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA in Writing). Her work has been published in magazines such as ''Field'', ''Diagram'','' Quarter After Eight'', ''New Orleans Review'' and ''Sentence'', and in eight anthologies, most recently in ''Mentor and Muse''. George teaches poetry in K-12 classrooms, is an instructor in the University of Chicago's Graham School certificate in creative writing program and Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development. She served as an Editor of RHINO for 10 years and is now on the Advisory Board of that award-wining magazine. Her work has been published in a wide range of literary journals and anthologies. A seven-time recipient of Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, Alice was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.


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Titles At Your Library

This Must Be the Place
ISBN: 0932412718

Mayapple Press. 2008

Poetry. Alice George's poems meet the threats of everyday life with a lifted chin, a jaundiced eye and a sense of humor. Exploring materials from folklore and fairy tale, politics and science within the matrix of her clear lyric, she invites us into an imaginative world of unusual range and immediacy. Maureen Seaton comments: "Through everything wonderful--the political, familial, and fantastic--she gives us her steady, settling voice. What a holiday! I adore this book!" A seven-time recipient of Ragdale Foundation Fellowships, Alice George was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry in 2005. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband Shawn Decker, a sound and media artist.


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Availability for Public Speaking

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Alice George teaches writing classes for adults and children. Email her at [mailto:http://alicegeorge.org http://alicegeorge.org] for additional information.