Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Alice Osborn launches her new book of poems, After the Steaming Stops, published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, on Friday, April 6 at 207 Fayetteville St (Re/Max City Centre), in downtown Raleigh from 6:30-8:30 pm. This reception and book signing takes place during downtown Raleigh’s First Friday, a popular early evening outing that focuses on art, music and food. Local art galleries, studios, museums, retailers, businesses, and restaurants participate in First Friday to make it a great way to spend a fun evening in downtown. Wine, cheese and Cake Pops will be served. There’ll also be giveaways.
Alice Osborn is a businesswoman/poet who helps authors become business people. Her business has grown in this down economy and she is proud to announce the launch of her third book of poetry, After the Steaming Stops, just in time for National Poetry Month in April. Her book events throughout April and May will take place in every venue you can think of except a bookstore—She likes keeping it fresh and loves supporting local businesspeople. Alice Osborn uses all of her experiences now as an instigator of writing happenings and as a creative writing teacher to students ages 9-90. Her award-wining work has appeared in Raleigh’s News and Observer, The Pedestal Magazine, and in numerous journals and anthologies. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two children. Website: www.aliceosborn.com.
After the Steaming Stops by Alice Osborn
ISBN: 978-1-59948-353-5, 41 pages, $11 http://aliceosborn.com
Main Street Rag Publishing Company
P.O. Box 690100
Charlotte, NC 28227
What They Are Saying About After the Steaming Stops
Alice Osborn’s After the Steaming Stops is a provocative family invocation—at once precisely journalistic and richly imagined. Nothing goes unnoticed. Osborn’s eye, and what it falls upon, is her enduring story, leavened with unflinching candor. These poems are wonderfully narrative, and cannily crafted, luring the reader in with their easy inviting gait. These poems never stop steaming.
—Joseph Bathanti, poet and novelist of Boone, NC
Alice Osborn hauntingly and painfully updates and expands the use of domestic imagery as an expression of that narrow dream's tyranny, adding to it the expectations and regimentation inherited from a successful military grandfather, and the inevitable insufficiency of everything else.
—Scott Owens, poet of Hickory, NC
This is a book crammed with images, explicit descriptions, characters and emotions. It needs to be read.
—Sara Claytor, poet of Carrboro, NC