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Pause for a moment to read two #poems by Cynthia Cruz, “Glamorine” & “Greenpoint Morning.”

Additionally, #read a selected #poem from her #poetry collection, "Ruin," here: http://bit.ly/CCRUIN
“Glamorine” and “Greenpoint Morning” by Cynthia Cruz
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Watch this beautiful ‪‎video‬ of Janine Joseph reading her ‪‎poem‬ "Everything Signed & Filed."

Have you preordered your copy of her forthcoming ‎poetry‬ collection, "Driving Without a License," yet? If not, go here: http://bit.ly/JANINE
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A #poem to start your day: "So Many Wows" by David Kirby​.

Additionally, #read "Sex and Candy" from David's collection, "The Temple Gate Called Beautiful," here: http://bit.ly/TEMPLEG
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Read francine j. harris' insightful #article, "Towards Something We've Known," about #writing and understanding #poetry.
You walk among the stars and are subject to the stars. You turn a corner and the air seems to turn with you, to bend around you. A personal experiment of the senses, when you wake suddenly one morning and pull your body out of the sheets, it’s as if the sheets are all of [...]
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Listen to Poetry Magazine​'s June 2015 #podcast, in which the editors discuss new #poems from talented poets, such as Rebecca Gayle Howell​, Erika L. Sánchez, and Carl Phillips.
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We are proud to announce that Jane Mead's #poetry collection, "My Mother Dying," will be published in September 2016. Preorder you copy by following the link.
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Discover new ‪#‎poetry‬ by reading Kaveh Akbar's list "My Thirteen Favorite New Poetry Books of 2015," which includes "Sand Opera" by Philip Metres.

Read a selected poem, here: http://bit.ly/SOAJB
It’s already been a nutbars good year for poetry. Here are some of the books that have made me forget to eat. (Full disclosure: I have met and even interviewed a few of these poets. I promise I still really love all these books).
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“'Sand Opera' seeks to rend an aria from the fractured and vertiginous narratives of a culture fragged by an obsession with violence.” —Arcadia Magazine

‪‎Read‬ a ‪‎poem‬ from Philip Metres' collection, here:
http://alicejamesbooks.org/ajb-titles/sand-opera/
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Submit your #poetry #manuscript to the Alice James Award for a chance to receive $2000, book publication, and distribution through Consortium. The submission deadline is November 1, 2015. For more information, please visit our website: http://alicejamesbooks.org/alice-james-award/
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"Like a perfectly shot and detailed movie, in which viewers notice something new with each screening, 'Refuge/es' can be read again and again, and another beautifully rendered phrase will steal out and snag you. Poetry lovers will appreciate this collection, and Broek's determinedly innovative point of view may transform those new to this form into believers." —Shelf Awareness

‎Read a selected ‎poem and order your own copy of Michael Broek's ‎poetry collection, "Refuge/es," here: http://alicejamesbooks.org/ajb-titles/refugees/
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Pause for a moment of your day to read Matthew Olzmann's poem, "Letter to Jamaal May Regarding the Existence of Unicorns."


Additionally, ‪‎read‬ a sample ‪‎poem‬ and order your own copy of Matthew's ‪‎poetry‬ collection, "Mezzanines," here: http://bit.ly/AJBMO
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A poem to start your morning: "Their commas exact and sensible" ("Стихи попадают в печать") by Arseny Tarkovsky, ‪#‎translated‬ by Phil Metres and Dimitri Psurtsev. http://waxwingmag.org/writing.php?item=294#top

Interested in checking out a ‪#‎poem‬ from Philip's latest ‪#‎poetry‬ collection? Go here: http://alicejamesbooks.org/ajb-titles/sand-opera/
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The mission of Alice James Books, a cooperative poetry press, is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both established and beginning poets, with particular emphasis on involving poets in the publishing process.
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Alice James Books is a nonprofit cooperative poetry press, founded in 1973 by five women and two men: Patricia Cumming, Marjorie Fletcher, Jean Pedrick, Lee Rudolph, Ron Schreiber, Betsy Sholl and Cornelia Veenendaal. Their objectives were to give women access to publishing and to involve authors in the publishing process. We remain true to that mission and to publishing a diversity of poets, including both beginning and established poets, and a diversity of poetic styles.

The press is named for Alice James—the sister of novelist Henry James and philosopher William James—whose fine journal and gift for writing were unrecognized within her lifetime.

Since 1994, the press has been affiliated with the University of Maine at Farmington.

One of the few presses in the country run collectively, the success of Alice James Books can be attributed to the enthusiastic commitment of its authors, staff, donors, and interns, and to the philosophy of providing publishing opportunities to new contemporary voices, while striving to keep its present list of titles in print for many years. Members of the cooperative provide each other with a level of guidance and support rare in commercial houses, and, over the years, the cooperative structure has given the press the flexibility to adapt to the administrative and economic hardships that have doomed so many other small press publishers of poetry.

The cooperative selects manuscripts for publication through both regional and national competitions. The regional Kinereth Gensler Awards are open to residents of New England, New York and New Jersey, and the national Beatrice Hawley Award is open to all residents of the U.S. Winners of the Kinereth Gensler Awards become active cooperative members, judging future contests and participating in editorial and executive decisions. The Beatrice Hawley Award does not carry a cooperative work commitment.

AJB authors have been recipients of the American Book Award, The Kate Tufts Discovery Award, The Norma Farber First Book Award, The Arthur Rense Poetry Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, The Nation/Discovery Prize, The Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and many other awards and fellowships. Recent Alice James Books titles have been reviewed in The New Yorker, ALA Booklist, Ms., Harvard Review, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Boston Review, Boston Globe, L.A. Times, Poetry, and other publications. Alice James Books itself has been featured in such magazines as Ms, Poets & Writers, Slate and Poetry Daily.
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