My new book, After the Steaming Stops  (Main Street Rag, 2012) has now been published and I’m proud to announce my listing of upcoming readings and events. My book is $10 (reg $11) throughout the month of April and available via my website.

Hope you can make some of these book events!

After the Steaming Stopshere they are:

  • Friday, April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, 207 Fayetteville St., Re/Max City Centre, Raleigh. Get your signed copy of Alice’s new book of poetry when you stop by this reception to enjoy wine and cheese and the amazing guitar of musician Dave Cox.

  • Friday, April 13, 7:30-1:30 pm, Two Trees Farm, Johnston County, Join Alice and friends at a house party. RSVP to Alice at for address and directions.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 pm, Unwine’d Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Suite 103, Cary. Get your signed copy of Alice’s new book of poetry when you stop by Unwine’d Wine Bar in downtown Cary to enjoy wine and complimentary truffles. Unwine’d features jazz, tapas and of course, wine!

  • Monday, April 23, 8:00-10:00 pm, East Bay Meeting House, 160 East Bay St., Charleston, SC, as part of Monday Night Poetry & Music

  • Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, NOFO @ The Pig, 2014 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, Join Alice at her signing, Bring out the whole family for NOFO’s amazing Sunday brunch. Alice’s poetry book and NOFO’s gift store make for great gifts for Mother’s Day, May 12!

  • Tuesday, May 8, 5:30-7:00 pm, 8450 Honeycutt Rd. – Suite 100, Raleigh, Join Alice for a free wine tasting and book signing at Vinos Finos y Picadas Wine and Tapas Bar to celebrate her new book of poetry.  Vinos Finos y Picadas is a South American wine bar with over 350 wines by the glass, bottle or case.

  • Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3:00-4:30 pm, Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, as part of POETRIO

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm, Taste Full Beans, 29 Second St. NW, Hickory, as part of Poetry Hickory


Sara Claytor says, “From snakes to movie stars to childhood memories of parents, lesbian neighbors and more, Alice Osborn’s persona persistently captures a certain wonder and bewilderment of the existing child inside us all. This is a book crammed with images, explicit descriptions, characters and emotions. It needs to be read.”

and Joseph Bathanti says, “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. Yet beneath each tidy surface, trouble roils—trouble Osborn does not turn away from in language deceptive in its declarative set-up, and deadly in its ultimate knockout. These poems never stop steaming.”