Major Alice

Alice Major emigrated from Scotland at the age of eight and grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a weekly newspaper reporter in British Columbia. She now lives in Edmonton. She is past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta and the League of Canadian Poets and a past chair of the Edmonton Arts Council. In June, 2005, she was named Edmonton's first poet laureate.

Awards
Fourth Alberta Writing for Youth Competition, winner.
Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Competition, 1998.
Poets Corner Award, 1998
The Malahat Review long poem competition (co-winner), 2001
Pat Lowther Award, shortlisted, 2001 and 2010
Pat Lowther Award, winner, 2008
Stephan G. Stephansson Award (by the Writers Guild of Alberta), 2010.
Shortlisted, City of Edmonton Book Prize, 1999, 2000, 2009

Selected Publications
The Chinese Mirror. (Irwin Publishing, 1988) ISBN: 0-7725-1707-X
Time Travels Light. (Rowan Books, 1992) ISBN: 1-895836-01-8
Lattice of the Years. (Bayeux Arts Inc., 1998) ISBN: 1-896209-25-4
Tales for an Urban Sky. (Broken Jaw Press, 1999) ISBN: 1-896647-11-1
Corona Radiata. (St. Thomas Press, 2000) ISBN: 0-9685339-3-0
Some Bones and a Story. (Wolsak and Wynn, 2001) ISBN: 0-919897-74-6
No Monster (Victoria, Poppy Press, 2002) ISBN: 1-894603-03-06
The Occupied World (University of Alberta Press, 2006) ISBN: 13: 987-0-88864-469-5
The Office Tower Tales (University of Alberta Press, 2008) ISBN: 0-88864-502-3
Memory’s Daughter, (University of Alberta Press, 2009) ISBN: 978-0-88864-539-5
Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science, (University of Alberta Press, 2011) ISBN: 978-0-88864-595-1

Selected Anthologies
Vintage'97/98. (Quarry Press, 1998)
Going it Alone: Plays by Women for Solo Performance. (Nuage Editions, 1997)
What if...? Amazing stories, Selected by Monica Hughes. (Tundra Books, 1998)
Threshold: An Anthology of Contemporary Writing from Alberta (University of Alberta Press, 1999)
Poetry and Spiritual Practice: Selections from Contemporary Canadian Poets (St. Thomas Press, 2002)
Poetry as Liturgy (St. Thomas Press, 2007) ISBN: 9978-0-9735910-4-0
How the Light Gets In: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry from Canada (Waterford, Ireland, School of Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology, 2009)

Books in Print
Major, Alice
Time Travels Light. (Rowan Books, 1992) ISBN: 1-895836-01-8
Lattice of the Years (Bayeux Arts, Calgary, 1998) ISBN: 1-896209-25-4
Scenes from the Sugar Bowl Café, (BS Poetry Society, 1998) ISBN: 0-9694127-4-6
Tales for an Urban Sky (Broken Jaw Press, 1999) ISBN: 1-896647-11-1
Corona Radiata. (St. Thomas Press, 2000) ISBN: 0-9685339-3-0
Some Bones and a Story (Wolsak & Wynn, 2001) ISBN: 0-919897-74-6,
No Monster (Victoria, Poppy Press, 2002) ISBN: 1-894603-03-06
The Occupied World (University of Alberta Press, 2006) ISBN: 987-0-88864-469-5
The Office Tower Tales (University of Alberta Press, 2008) ISBN: 0-88864-502-3
Memory’s Daughter, (University of Alberta Press, 2009) ISBN: 978-0-88864-539-5
Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science, (University of Alberta Press, 2011) ISBN: 978-0-88864-595-1

Alice Major, 10985-123 Street, Edmonton AB T5M 0E1
Email: alice.major@shaw.ca
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