Alice Burdick was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, but now lives and writes poetry in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. She has been involved with the small press community in Canada since the early 1990's, when she was co-editor, with Victor Coleman, of The Eternal Network. Her work has been published by this and other small presses in Canada, including: Proper Tales Press (a Time, My Lump in the Bed: Love Poems for George W. Bush); Letters Press (Covered); and BookThug (The Human About Us). It also has appeared in various magazines, such as Dig, What!magazine, subTerrain, fhole, This Magazine, and Who Torched Rancho Diablo? From 1992-1995, Alice was assistant coordinator of the Toronto Small Press Fair.
Alice's third collection of poetry, Holler, was released in April 2012 through Mansfield Press, following Flutter, which came out in Fall 2008 (also Mansfield Press). Her poems have appeared in Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (The Mercury Press, Fall 2005), Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence, An Anthology of Surrealist Canadian Poetry (The Mercury Press, Fall 2004), and in Pissing Ice: An Anthology of 'New' Canadian Poets (BookThug, 2004), as well as other anthologies. Her first perfect-bound book was Simple Master, published in 2002 by Pedlar Press.
“An intelligent bold voice without pomp and ceremony.… One gets the impression Burdick could be hiding behind us watching our every misstep, or pointing out spit on the pavement before we slip.”
—Candice Daquin, Northern Poetry Review