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Sunday Brunch with Orphan

Alice took the train to the Upper West Side on Sunday to partake in the brunch festivities of Jan Heller Levi’s book launch party for Orphan, the latest title from Alice James Books.

After some proper mimosa and quesadilla, Jan treated the packed restaurant to a lovely reading from her collection, and Alice couldn’t help but sneak in a little recording for everyone who couldn’t join us:

Jan has incredible energy and spirit. If you haven’t picked up your copy of Orphan yet, you’ll probably want to make that your next stop. ;)



AJB’s 5th Annual KGA Launch Party at Poets House!

This October, Alices gathered at Poets House for the 5th annual KGA Launch Party to celebrate the publications of Obscenely Yours by Angelo Nikolopoulos, We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer, and Viral by Suzanne Parker. Click “more” to see the rest of the photos from the gathering!


Suzanne Parker, Tamiko Beyer, Carey Salerno, and Angelo Nikolopoulos stop for a quick pose.



Spotted: Jean Valentine reading from Dark Elderberry Branch

Alice recently spotted Jean Valentine reading from her and Ilya Kaminsky’s new collection, Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva at Poets House. Poor Ilya was stuck in Chicago and could not attend.

Play the video to hear Valentine read from “from Poems for Moscow” to a packed house. Albiet this clip was filmed from the far depths of the room, we can still see that she, and this poem, are just so startling and radiant, yes?

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