Alice Friman

afriman-98Alice Friman’s newest collection of poetry is Vinculum from LSU Press. Work appears in The Best American Poetry 2009, The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and in the forthcoming 2012 Pushcart Prize Anthology.  Professor Emerita at the University of Indianapolis, Friman now lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she is Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College & State University. Her new podcast, Ask Alice, can be seen at Alice Friman@Georgia College.

The Navel

The brain’s most amazing function is that it enables us to think about how we think. I say, mucking in the frontal cortex, stirring the neural soup, makes for migraines. Since when was the navel we so loved to gaze … Continue reading

Coming Home

Click to hear Alice Friman read her poem, “Coming Home” Early March, and a pale sky tightens down spiteful. What clump of green there is seems vulgar, out of place, superfluous as last year’s newspaper or the curtain in that … Continue reading

Speaking of Belief

Somehow the mimosa, chopped down in all her grace, has produced an heir. The stump has delivered a twig: a wee surrogate big in bravery, tribute to no one but a dead mother who believed. This faith business, a mama’s … Continue reading