Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina and Prague, Czechia
Education: BA, Humanities and Biblical Studies, Columbia International University
MFA, Poetry, the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Under the supervision of Gavin Hopps, Alisha’s project examines discourses of authenticity in contemporary art, with a particular eye to the ethical ramifications of representation. Her thesis engages with the work of William Christenberry, Marlene Dumas, Jeff Koons, and Svetlana Alexievich.
Alisha’s time at St Andrews is supported by a grant from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Before coming to St Andrews, she received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she held a Martha Meier Renk Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Her poetry has appeared in over twenty publications in both the US and the UK, including Ploughshares, Pleiades, jubilat, and Poetry Northwest (links to selected publications can be found on her website, www.alishadietzman.com). In the spring of 2020, she was a semifinalist for The 92Y Discovery/Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize.