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Alice Major talks to Sheelagh Caygill about how reading poetry can make you a better writer, whether you’re a copywriter, content writer, essayist, or journalist. For more on poetry and writing, see Sheelagh’s print interview with Alice at communicateinfluence.com
Alice Major is an award-winning poet and essayist in Edmonton, Canada. In this podcast episode she explores how reading poetry can make you a better writer, whether you’re a copywriter, content writer, essayist, or journalist. Alice has published eleven collections of poetry, two novels for young adults, and a collection of essays about poetry and science. Alice grew up in Dumbarton, near Glasgow, Scotland. Her family came to Canada when she was eight, and she grew up in Toronto before coming west to work as a reporter on The Williams Lake Tribune in British Columbia. Alice is an active supporter of the arts and writing community: First poet laureate for the City of Edmonton (2005-7); Past president of the League of Canadian Poets; Past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta; Past chair of the Edmonton Arts Council; and Founder, Edmonton Poetry Festival.