“Her poems seemed honest in their conception and execution—they made a claim on my interest right away. I would even say they made a claim on my heart.” ─Raymond Carver
“This is the work of a clear-voiced, clear-sighted poet, who loves the world deeply.”—Lisel Mueller
“Written with the personal life at stake, these poems achieve a transpersonal significance and beauty. This book asks us to surrender our simplistic ideas about race and prejudice, memory and forgetfulness, and begin to uncover a new paradigm for ‘human.’” ─Li-Young Lee
I was born in Oregon and raised in Washington and Montana. I received my M.F.A. from Goddard College (now Warren Wilson College) in 1980, taught by poets William Matthews, Lisel Mueller and Louise Glück. I’ve published six books of poetry and read widely from my work. Strangers to Their Courage, my most recent volume, was a finalist for the Washington Book Award in 2002. Forthcoming in 2012 is Tremolo, from Red Hen Press. After thirty-seven years teaching writing and literature, I’ve recently retired from Peninsula College. For more than a quarter century, I co-directed the Foothills Writers Series, hosting about fifteen readings a year.
Signed copies of my books are available. See prices under the individual titles. Send checks to Alice Derry, 1862 Deer Park Rd. Port Angeles, WA 98362
Contact me at: 1862 Deer Park Rd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362