S197. Alice James Books 45th Anniversary Reading

Room 24, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Alice James Books, a leading independent poetry press, celebrates 45 years of publishing. The press is dedicated to publishing books that matter and helping writers connect with readers. Frontlist poets are invited to share their AJB stories and read from their recent AJB books, showcasing the breadth, depth, and aesthetic diversity of the poetry that AJB is known for and continues to celebrate.


Carey Salerno is the Executive Editor of Alice James Books. She is the editor, along with Anne Marie Macari, of the anthology Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books. Her first book, Shelter, was published by Alice James Books in 2009. You may find her poems in print and online.

Ellen Doré Watson’s Pray Me Stay Eager is just out from Alice James Books. She has two others from AJB and two from Tupelo. Watson directs the Poetry Center at Smith College, serves as poetry and translation editor of Massachusetts Review, and teaches in the Drew University low-residency MFA program.

Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity and Some Say the Lark. She co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, and she is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at George Washington University.

Jill McDonough is the recipient of three Pushcart Prizes as well as Lannan, NEA, Cullman Center, and Stegner fellowships. Alice James published her latest collection, Reaper. She directs 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online, and teaches at UMass Boston.

Alessandra Lynch is the author of three collections of poetry: Sails the Wind Left Behind, It was a terrible cloud at twilight, and Daylily Called It a Dangerous Moment. The recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell, she teaches in Butler University’s undergraduate and MFA programs.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside