in the downpour
By: Alice B Fogel
Alice B Fogel is currently the New Hampshire poet laureate. Her latest book (April 2017) is A Doubtful House. Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” (2015), which won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature & the 2016 NH Literary Award in Poetry. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, & she is also the author of Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. Nominated for Best of the Web & ten times for the Pushcart, she has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, & her poems have appeared in many journals & anthologies, including Best American Poetry, Spillway, Hotel Amerika, The Inflectionist, & DIAGRAM.