Other awards include three prizes from The Poetry Society of America: the Consuelo Ford Award, the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award. From The New England Poetry Club, she has received the Gretchen Warren Award, the Firman Houghton Award, and, twice, the Erika Mumford Prize. She has also been awarded the 2001 James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah and the Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry 2012 from Ekphrasis. Friman has received fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay, and the Bernheim Foundation.
Her poems have been published in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, New Letters, The Southern Review, etc., including publications in thirteen other countries. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the collections The Movable Nest (Helicon Nine) and Sleeping with One Eye Open (U of Georgia Press) and in the journals Arts & Letters, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and The Georgia Review. Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing at the University of Indianapolis, Friman now lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she is Poet-in-Residence at Georgia College. Her podcast series Ask Alice is sponsored by the Georgia College MFA program and can be seen on You Tube.