Raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia by a closet physicist father and an eighth generation Valley Quaker mother, Alicia Cahalane Lewis is a poet who sees to the vibrational spirit of things. In 2013 she graduated from Naropa University with an MFA in Creative Writing, and while there her work appeared in Not Enough Night.
Her chapbook nebulous beginnings and strings, published October 2017, and the coffee table book of the same name featuring the full length poem, nebulous beginnings and strings, and paintings by local artist Winslow McCagg was published August 2017 by Tea and Tattered Pages. The Fish Turned the Waters Over So the Birds Would Have a Sky, a meditation on evolution was published by The Lune Chapbook Series Summer 2017.
Aware of her tie to the Valley that goes back nine generations, Alicia sees herself as witness to the stories of the early settlers’ perseverance and appreciation for the bounty and beauty of the Valley. It is a place where she continues to find inspiration for her creative work. She is on the board of The Virginia Center For Literary Arts in Winchester, Virginia.
We are proud to feature If There are Parallel Dimensions Let This One Be a Reminder by Alicia Cahalane Lewis as part of our free collection.This chapbook is a collection of 19 prose poems that build sequentially so that the multiple pieces essentially become one. Framed to appear divided, as we seem to like to think we are, the poems come together to remind us we’re one.
Find her at aliciacahalanelewis.com and @aliciacahalanelewis
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