Alice Friman

Alice Friman’s eighth collection of poems, On the Overnight Train, is a New & Selected due out from LSU Press in February. Her last books, also from LSU, are Blood Weather, The View from Saturn, and Vinculum which won the Georgia author of the year award in poetry. A recipient of two Pushcart Prizes and included in Best American Poetry, she’s won many prizes and has been been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Plume, Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry East, Massachusetts Review, and many others. Her website is

  • A Brief Portfolio

    As if overnight, the flowering pear tree
  • The Dog Days of August and Elaine’s Story

    What huge effort to move through
  • The Encounter

    Drizzle and formless
  • Dealing with the Forbidden & How It Begins

    I've a talent for throwing things away.
  • Swan Song

    I admit. In the beginning
  • Clytemnestra, Unleashed

    Lovingly, she poured the scented water into his bath
  • In Praise of Wandering

    You ask how we do it. Simple.