Alice Osborn Launches Her New Poetry Collection, Unfinished Projects in

From the 1986 Challenger disaster to a Kmart checkout line to a Charleston oyster roast—every poem in Alice Osborn’s new collection is a surprise menu item that merges the commonplace with complexity.
By: Alice Osborn
 
Jan. 5, 2011 - PRLog -- Raleigh, NC—Alice Osborn launches her new book of poems, Unfinished Projects, published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, on Fri. January 28th at Storyteller’s Bookstore (100 E Roosevelt Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587) in downtown Wake Forest from 7:30-9:30pm. This book launch also commemorates the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Challenger disaster (1/28/86), the subject of her award-winning poem, “Challenger 7.”Alice will be joined by featured readers, Megan and Barton Cutter, Sean Ingram, Larry Johnson and Jenny Maness. Open Mic (sign up at the door) to follow the readings. Chocolate, wine and other light refreshments will be served.

Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys/October Sky and The Dinosaur Hunter, says:
“She uses words like a master potter—molding the clay of the mind into vessels that hold not things, but life, place, and time.”

David T. Manning, author of The Flower Sermon, says, “Alice Osborn convincingly shows us in the poem ‘Challenger 7,’ how tragedy, both national and personal, is elevated to a cosmic/spiritual domain where the Pleiades mourn the tragedy in the astronauts’ own ‘living room’. There are many scenes in this most intimate collection that will live long with the reader.”
            
Born in Washington D.C. the winter after Watergate to a French mother and a civil servant father, Alice Osborn came of age in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and North Carolina State who served as an ROTC cadet, waitress, makeup artist and high school teacher. 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 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.

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Alice Osborn, M.A. is the author of two books of poetry, Unfinished Projects (Main Street Rag, 2010) and Right Lane Ends (Catawba, 2006); she is a manuscript editor, freelance writer and storyteller. A former Raleigh Charter High School English teacher, Alice has served as a Writer-in-Residence in the Artists in the Schools program since 2009. Her work appears 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.
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