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AJB Exclusive Interview with Jane Mead

AJB: This collection most broadly follows a singular event, the passing of your mother, but what prompted the decision to have this book formatted into a single poem? JM: Well, it wasn’t really a decision—it was more a development, as is so often the case: poems go their own ways, often surprising ways. In this […]


PRESS RELEASE: Alice James iOS App

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE:                           April 14, 2016 CONTACT:                  Alyssa Neptune / 207-778-7071 /   POETRY PRESS ALICE JAMES BOOKS LAUNCHES BOLD iOS APP Alice James Books receives donation from Follium Partners to create ground-breaking app that provides free access to […]


Announcement for the 2016 Alice James Award Winner!

February 26, 2016 We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Alice James Award is Anna Rose Welch of Erie, Pennsylvania, for her manuscript, Noah’s Woods. She will receive $2,000 and her collection will be published in April 2018. The Editorial Board has chosen one additional manuscript for publication, as Editor’s Choice: Some […]


Phillip B. Williams Chats with AJB

Alice James Books: What’s the story behind the title of the collection? Phillip Williams: I’m not sure there is a story so to speak. I can say that as soon as I left my first year at Cave Canem that I returned home wanting to write a manuscript and did. It all came in mere […]


On Donald Revell, by Dan Beachy-Quick

On Donald Revell by Dan Beachy-Quick There’s a poem these days I keep turning back to, one recently discovered, whose gentle prism minds and reminds me what I love most about Donald Revell’s work. The poem is “Tools,” and in it, the “moon / in its coin of rainbow / called my name.” The moon […]


“Shadows of Leaves”: Donald Revell by Richie Hofmann

“Shadows of Leaves”: Donald Revell by Richie Hofmann Donald Revell’s poems are weird and beautiful. Weird because they seem, at times, to resist simple narratives, to create meaning out of disparate images and statements. Weird because they celebrate strange and obscure (sometimes archaic, sometimes contemporary) objects and places and people and quotations in poems that […]


Revell’s Restrictions in “A Setting” by Sarah Manguso

Revell’s Restrictions in “A Setting” by Sarah Manguso A Setting in memory of John Cheever There is nothing Orphic, nothing foreign. The deep greens of a suburban June, the lawns, the orientalia, are enough, for now, to make you sing. The deep greens of a suburban June drift from oriel to oriel and are enough, […]


Donald Revell: A Short Travelogue, by Kevin Goodan

Donald Revell: A Short Travelogue by: Kevin Goodan   It has always been a secret little joy of mine to have books published by Alice James Books, not only because AJB is truly an amazing press, but also because they publish the books of Donald Revell. I have been an avid reader of Revell’s work […]


Introducing AJB Signature

Hi there, are you ready for something new? Do you love exclusives? Limited editions? Keepsakes? Pre-wrapped presents? A one-for-you, one-for-me? To cherish and hold dear a special book of poems, especially one that’s been inscribed by its very talented author? Then, perhaps, we have something for you.  It’s a new little thing, called AJB Signature. Signature […]


Start the conversation: have you read Yearling by Lo Kwa Mei-en? If you can, summarize the collection in one word. Continue the conversation: Yearling was chosen for the Poetry Foundation’s Library Book Club in July. Pick up your own copy, engage online with other ‪poetry‬ enthusiasts, and, if you’re going to be in ‪Chicago‬ on July […]