Alice Friman’s Sixth Poetry Collection to be Published by LSU Press in September
BATON ROUGE – “The View from Saturn,” to be published by LSU Press in September, endeavors to look at the earth and life on it from two perspectives at once: objectively, as if from a great distance, and subjectively, focusing in on the body with all its cells and hungers. In her newest collection, poet Alice Friman dances between these two vantage points, asking the important questions: “What does it all mean, and what have we become, standing in the midst of the destruction we’ve wrought by ‘watching the unthinkable going on?’”
With dark humor and lyric honesty, “The View from Saturn” provides both a telescopic and microscopic look at ourselves, exploring how in our smallness and perhaps foolishness we are still capable of attaining a measure of nobility.
Friman, born in New York City, is professor emerita of English and creative writing at the University of Indianapolis. Published in fourteen countries and anthologized widely, her past work includes four chapbooks and five full-length collections of poetry. She is currently poet-in-residence at Georgia College.