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Artist in Residence (Temp)

University of Central Oklahoma


Alicia Mountain is the 2020-2021 UCO Artist in Residence in the Department of English. She is a lesbian poet, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. Dr. Mountain's debut collection, High Ground Coward (Iowa, 2018), was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy to win the Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of Thin Fire, selected by Natalie Diaz and published by BOAAT Press. Dr. Mountain earned her PhD at the University of Denver, where she was a Clemens Doctoral Fellow, and an MFA at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Education and Certifications

PhD—University of Denver

MFA—University of Montana

BA–Barnard College, Columbia University

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