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Alice James Books at the Bowery Poetry Club

In announcement on January 31, 2009 at 8:35 am

Alice James Books invites you for a reading and book give-away extravaganza on Thursday, February 5th at 6pm at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, (Between Houston and Bleecker). For more info please call 212-614-0505 or

The press will be celebrating its latest collections by Idra Novey and Carey Salerno and giving away free books and Poetry Bailout pins. Come by and pick up a book, hear some poems, and help celebrate 35 years of poetry publishing with Alice James Books!!!

Idra Novey is the author of The Next Country. Novey’s chapbook of poems was selected by Carolyn Forche for a 2005 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems have also appeared in Slate, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Agni. She received a PEN Translation Fund Award for her translation of The Clean Shirt of It, by Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto (BOA Editions, 2007, Lannan Translation Series). She currently teaches at Columbia University and in the Bard College Prison Initiative.

Carey Salerno is the Acting Director of Alice James Books and author of Shelter. Salerno has an MFA from New England College. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and have appeared in Rattle and Natural Bridge. She lives with her husband and dog in Farmington, Maine.

Hosting between 20 and 30 shows a week the Bowery Poetry Club (BPC) is proud of our place in the lineage of populist art: the Yiddish theater, burlesque, vaudeville, beat poetry, jazz, and punk that gave the Bowery its name.

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