ALICE B FOGEL is New Hampshire’s poet laureate. Her 2015 collection, Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Her third book, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller, and she is also the author of the guide for readers and teachers, Strange Terrain, on how to appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and other awards, her poems have been anthologized in Best American Poetry and elsewhere. She works one-on-one with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, VT, and lives in Walpole, NH.