Alice B. Fogel is the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily “getting” it, she is the author, most recently, of A Doubtful House (2017). Other collections include Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations (2015), which won the N. Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and the NH Literary Award in Poetry, and Be That Empty, a national bestseller. A nine-time Pushcart nominee and recipient of a NEA Fellowship and other awards, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Poet’s Choice. She works with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, VT, and hikes mountains whenever possible.