"Monsters I Have Been dismantles a canon with tools that the majority of western experimental poets didn’t know existed. These monsters are rocking the foundation and teaching the rubble how to fall."
–Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner
–Andrés Cerpa, AJB author
–Lisa Lucas, National Book Foundation
All of us at Alice James Books were saddened to hear that poet Helene Davis passed away last year, on July 3rd, 2018,
succumbing to longtime illness and stroke.
Alice James Books has received a $14,000 grant from the Amazon Literary Partnership & Academy of American Poets to support the publication, promotion and distribution of poetry collections that matter in 2019.
AJB is excited to announce that Isako Isako is the winner of the 2018 Nautilus Gold Award!
White Campion is forthcoming in May 2021 from AJB.
The Voice of Sheila Chandra is forthcoming in October 2020 from AJB. Welcome back, Kazim!
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2019 Alice James Award.
We'll be returning to AWP March 27th-30th, 2019 as an AWP literary partner, sponsoring a featured event together with Milkweed Editions. You can visit us at book fair booths 3023 & 3025, join us for an author signing or catch one of our many events throughout the conference.
Alice James Books is delighted to announce that Andrés Cerpa’s second collection, The Vault, is forthcoming in June 2021!
Alice James Books is pleased to announce that Kaveh Akbar’s Calling a Wolf a Wolf is the recipient of the twenty-eighth annual John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares.
". . . Pollock delivers moments of levity, lyric beauty, and a creeping melancholy that lend his work its distinct atmosphere."
Lucia's collection Hot With the Bad Things is forthcoming in May 2020. We wish you a warm welcome to the press, Lucia!
Catch up with Anna Rose Welch in part two of her chat with WQLN and Better than Monkeys to learn more about her process of writing WE, THE ALMIGHTY FIRES…
"Watson’s implementation of poetic form is as diverse as the range of experiences she explores..."
"CALLING A WOLF A WOLF is alive with images that render shifting mental states at dizzying speeds."
“This summer, we selected six poems by women and asked photographers to let the poems inspire them.” - The New York Times