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Alyse Knorr

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): Poetry
Job(s): English professor at UAA

Email: alyse.knorr (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: The view of Cook Inlet from downtown Anchorage!

Bio: Alyse Knorr is the author of Copper Mother (Switchback Books, 2015), Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013) and the chapbook Alternates (Dancing Girl Press, 2014). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, ZYZZYVA, Front Porch, Caketrain, and The Southern Poetry Anthology, among others. She has completed artist residencies at the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the New York Mills Arts Retreat. She is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press and teaches at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


  • Copper Mother (poetry), Switchback Books, forthcoming 2015
  • Annotated Glass (poetry), Furniture Press Books, 2013
  • Alternates (poetry chapbook), Dancing Girl Press, 2014

Work Online:

  • "Alice at Home," "Alice Recalls Her First Meeting with Jenny," and "Alice Sketches," from Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books, 2013), published in Puerto Del Sol in 2012.   
  • In "Mega-City Redux," published in H_NGM_N in 2014
  • "In which we first explain human sex to Our Friends" and "On the anatomy and physiology of Our Friends" from Copper Mother (Switchback Books, 2015), published in Drunken Boat in 2013. 

Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, editorial services, and manuscript consultation.
I work with any audience.
Special Interests:
I have a particular interest in love poems, queer writers, feminism, science (astrobiology, quantum physics, astronomy, and cosmology), New Sincerity, regionalism (the Deep South), religion, cross/mixed/inter-genre work, the novel-in-verse, collage.

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Listing last updated: August, 2014

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