Alice Elizabeth Rogoff













Poet and short story writer. 

Alice was born in New Rochelle, New York and moved to San Francisco in 1971. She has been published in the literary magazines Pudding Magazine, Borderlands (Texas Poetry Review), BEAT,, and the North Coast Literary Review, and in the anthologies It's All Good by Manic D Press and The View from Here by Street Sheet. Her poetry book MURAL won the 2004 Blue Light Press 2004 Book Award  Contest. She is one of the winners in her district in the San Francisco Friends of the Library Poets Eleven contest. She is a member of the Authors Guild, Northern California Media Workers Guild (CWA),  Academy of American Poets, IWW, Workmen's Circle and Amnesty International. 

Alice received a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College, MA in English: Concentration Creative Writing and in Drama from San Francisco State University, and a Certificate in Labor Studies from City College, San Francisco. Her Masters Thesis in Drama is titled Unsilenced Stages: Oppression and Survival in South African Theatre under Censorship. She has also studied at Celebration Mime Theater.
She co-edited two anthologies for Noe Valley Poets and This Far Together for the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, as well as being an editor of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal since 1984. She has read her work at the Grand Piano, Above Paradise, and the 3300 Club. She gives workshops in creative writing and drama, and is on the organizing committee of Laborfest. She sings in the San Francisco Bay Area Rockin Solidarity Labor Heritage Chorus.


  • MURAL: ($15.95) Winner of the Blue Light Press 2004 Book Award. Poems on labor, homelessness, civil rights, ranging from San Francisco to New York and Chicago.
  • MATERIALS: ($5.00) Poems of family, nature, love.
  • In Sarah's Garden: ($4.00) Three fantasy stories, including a talking snail, a dancer, a writer and a saxophonist who all co-exist in San Francisco.
  • A new poetry book is scheduled to appear by Blue Light Press. 

Mural, Materials and In Sarah's Garden can be ordered through:

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Workshop Director:

Living Wage Theater Group: Combining street theater and Stanislavski. Dramatizes stories and issues of low-wage workers.

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