Idra Novey, Omotara James, and Erica Baum at McNally Jackson Bookstore’s Seaport Outpost

McNally Jackson Books Seaport 4 FULTON ST NEW YORK, NY 10038

Join us for the New York launch of Idra Novey’s new book, Soon and Wholly along with Artist & Photographer Erica Baum, and Poet Author Omotara James at the McNally Jackson Bookstore’s Seaport Outpost (Time TBD).

Idra Novey is the author most recently of Take What You Need, a New York Times Notable Book of 2023 and finalist for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and two other novels. Her second poetry collection Exit, Civilian was chosen by Patricia Smith for the National Poetry Series. She is the co-translator with Ahmad Nadalizadeh of Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian, Lean Against This Late Hour, a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Prize in 2021.  Her fiction and poetry have been translated into a dozen languages and she’s written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Guardian. She teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

Omotara James is the author of the debut poetry collection, Song of My Softening, featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series and Poetry Daily. Her poems appear in print and online in Poetry MagazineThe Nation, BOMB Magazine, the Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Literary Hub and elsewhere. James is the recipient of the 2023 J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Cave Canem Foundation and Lambda Literary.

Visit  or follow her social media @omotarajames

Check out Irda Novey’s Soon and Wholly here!

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