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Belly volume I reviewed!

Cider Press Reviewer Susan Azar Porterfield finds "Jouissance" à la feminist critic Hélène Cixous in the anthology From the Belly: Poets Respond to Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.


From the Belly Recognized

Poetry Mutual, a group of poets based in Washington, DC, compiled a list of books published in 2023 and then picked what they considered the best ten single-author books and the best three anthologies. Many good books in the long list!


New Book:     From the Belly

Karren Alenier leads 36 other poets into the Steinian woods to create: From the Belly: Poets Respond to Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.

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Poetry with Legs

The Sailors Review published Karren Alenier's poem "Kabuki Dragons" in a breath-taking flash and in beautiful page layout.

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Tender Buttons Resource Project

The Word Works announces the Tender Buttons Resource Project by Karren Alenier. Volume I of III to be published in 2022 features poems inspired by Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. These poems are by Karren Alenier and 36 other poets.



Visit Madam Mayo's blog to read a comprehensive interview with Karren Alenier on writing, publishing, her time with Paul Bowles, her work with The Word Works & more.


Letter of Praise

A teacher at the Writer's Center of Bethesda, MD writes a letter of praise for how we hold on and asks permission to use a poem in her curriculum.

Book Reviewed!


On July 22, 2021, how we hold on was reviewed by Sara Epstein in the Mom Egg Review.

International Audience!


On April 28, 2021, Karren Alenier in the Stockbridge Library Poetry Series read to her first international audience. 400X300.jpg 400X300.jpg


On March 25, 2021, Karren Alenier launched a personal website featuring news of her books and operas.



Broadstone Books announced advanced order copies of Karren Alenier’s how we hold on with a full page on their website that features an in-depth review.


This press release provides a glimpse of the contents of how we hold on and  answers nitty gritty questions like price. 

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Broadstone Books is publishing Karren Alenier’s how we hold on in April 2021. Poets vs the Pandemic will air via Zoom a reading from the new collection on May 19.

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