Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Chapbook, Midwest Travel

I'm thrilled to announce that my chapbook "Overture in the Key of F" (some poems from which appeared in Phantom Limb this summer) will be published by above/ground Press. You can purchase it as part of their 2014 subscription package.

As well, after 11 years living in Chicagoland, I am finally venturing to the western border of the state this November. Find me in Iowa City on Friday, November 8th for a reading with Rescue Press to launch the publication of The New Census. And Saturday, November 9th, I'll be reading in the Quad Cities at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island as part of the Spectra reading series.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Stifling coughs in an informal interview with Joe Hall

Black Ocean's own Joe Hall was kind enough to not only read with me in many cities but to drive me from New York to Boston all while my sickly bronchitis-self stifled coughs. Along the way, he interviewed me, and you can listen to me blather about nothingness and sometimeness. We did not talk about the fact that it seems the world is trying to tell me to change my name to Carl.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Reviews in the Coffin Factory and the Rumpus

I'm humbled by the many good words.

"The collection is one that deserves to be read aloud, over and over again, so that each time we may unpack something new, something that we had not previously understood, something altogether astounding."--Coffin Factory

"Forty-One Jane Doe’s, Carrie Olivia Adams’ recently published second collection, is magic. Which is to say I am entranced by the poems in this carefully-crafted book. I am immediately put under the spell of Adams’ words, and of the worlds that her poems inhabit."--Rumpus

Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Details for Portsmouth Reading

Sunday, May 19th at 7:00 PM
with Black Ocean's own Joe Hall
The Red Door
107 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Janes Go Normal?

Newest date added to the Jane's travel schedule. Friday, April 19th in Normal, IL as part of the Publications Unit Presents at Illinois State University.

Joel Craig of MAKE: A Literary Magazine and the Danny's Reading Series in Chicago and I will chat about publishing and editing and then read some poems.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chicago and Racine Tour Dates Added

Watch out for the Janes!

May 21st
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore in my daytime professional neighborhood of Hyde Park (5751 S Woodlawn)

June 22nd
Bonk! @ the Racine Arts Council (316 Sixth St)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Janes Travel Well

The Forty-One Jane Doe's book tour is hitting the road in less than a week. Find the Janes, along with a bevy of other fine poets, in the following cities this spring (and if you have suggestions for other sympathetic cities/venues, please send them our way; the Janes travel well.)



March 6-8 / Boston, MA
Thursday, March 6 @ 2:00 Book Signing, Association of Writing Programs
Friday, March 7 @ 7:30 Ahsahta Press at the Signet Society, Harvard University
Saturday, March 8 @ 8:00 Ahsahta Press & Penguin Poets at the Aviary Gallery http://aviarygallery.com

April 10 / Denver, CO / Counterpath http://counterpathpress.org/about

April 14 @ 8:00  / Grand Rapids, MI / Harmony Brewing Company http://harmonybeer.com/ 

May 16 @ 7:30  / New York City / Ear Shot Series at Lolita Bar, 66 Broome St

May 17 @ 7:00 /
Brooklyn, NY / Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer

May 18 /
Boston, MA (more details to come)

May 19 /
Portsmouth, NH (more details to come)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To self-promote or not self-promote

The shy publicist is undertaking the occasional newsletter with book tour dates and all that fun stuff. You've got to keep up with the Janes somehow. Sign-up here: https://tinyletter.com/janedoelives

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Take Jane home this March



Take all forty-one Janes home this March from Ahsahta. Tour dates to come! 

“Written in tandem with her short films, Carrie Olivia Adams’ Forty-One Jane Doe’s investigates the nature of desire and remorse through the prism of anonymity. Tuned with paradoxical introspection (‘Self or selfless, / I am in the way’), Adams’ lyrical sequences culminate in a savage title poem that declares, ‘It is the sin in me that says I.’ This bracing second collection weighs the parts of us that remain unknown, even to our confidants.” —James Shea

“I am in love with how Carrie Olivia Adams captures the visible and the invisible, how she wonders about pinpricks and stars, possibility and fate, how she demonstrates that seasons are incidents, snowflakes are clues. Her world is one of startling moments and minutiae, the mystery of the sublime and the mystery of the everyday. Her poetry reminds us to always pay attention, to always be in awe.” —Jenny Boully