Alisha Kaplan

Alisha Kaplan MFA

Alisha Kaplan is a poet and practitioner of narrative medicine. She has an MFA in Poetry from New York University and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Barnard College, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Kaplan is a workshop facilitator for the Writers Collective of Canada, has taught creative writing at New York University, and was an editor at Narrative MagazineWashington Square Review, and the PEN America Journal. Honours she has received include the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine, a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, and a Lenore Marshall Barnard Poetry Prize. She is also a winner of the W. B. Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition and the Eden Mills Writers Festival Literary Contest. Kaplan’s writing has appeared in FenceDIAGRAMPRISM InternationalCarouselThe New Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her debut collection of poems, Qorbanot: Offerings, a collaboration with artist Tobi Kahn, was published in 2021 by SUNY Press. She splits her time between downtown Toronto, New York, and Bela Farm in Hillsburgh, Ontario.