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Alice Derry

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Website: http://www.alicederry.com

Biography

Alice Derry is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently Hunger (MoonPath 2018) along with three chapbooks, including translations of poems by Rainer Rilke.  She taught for 30 years at Peninsula College where she curated the Foothills Poetry Series, holding some 12-15 readings per year.  Since retirement, she has been active in helping local tribal members access poetry and has taught a number of community workshops in poetry.  She has printed the first in a series of essays on native plants, collaborating with artist Fred Sharpe. Raymond Carver chose her first poetry manuscript, Stages of Twilight, for the King County (Seattle) Arts Prize.  Strangers to their Courage was a finalist for the Washington Book Award.  Her new manuscript, Asking, will appear from MoonPath Press in 2022.  She lives and works on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

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