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2020 Poetry

Alicia Wright


Originally from Rome, Georgia, Alicia Wright has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poems appear in EcotoneWest BranchCrazyhorseIndiana ReviewFlag + Void, and The Southeast Review, among others. At present, she is a PhD candidate in English & Literary Arts at the University of Denver, where she serves as Poetry Editor for Denver Quarterly.


*The Cloud of Unknowing, Chapters 47 and 48: (47) Wise instruction about the purity of spirit in this work, explaining how a soul should reveal its desire in one way to God and in the opposite way to human beings. (48) God wishes to be served with both body and soul, and will reward us in both; and how to know when all the sounds and sweet sensations that are experienced in body during prayer are good and when evil.