The Lost Brother Alphabet (Get Fresh Books, 2020)

I found it hard not to straight-out weep reading The Lost Brother Alphabet, both for the sorrow flowing through it and for the beauty and buoyancy of its language, and the gladness of how fully alive it is – in every dancing phrase, in every bit of tribute to tenderness and justice. 

Alicia Ostriker, New York State Poet Laureate, author of Waiting for the Light 
Kathy Engel’s poetry collection, The Lost Brother Alphabet (Get Fresh Books, 2020) is both ode and elegy, a song of grief and the tenacity of love made into the living and feeling word.

Upcoming Appearances:

  • Thursday March 26, 6-8pm: Launch and celebration at Poet’s House, New York. Kathy will be joined in reading by Grace Aneiza Ali, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Nathalie Handal & Yesenia Montilla.
  • Saturday April 4, 5pm: Reading at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor.
  • Wednesday May 27, 6pm: Reading at Busboys and Poets, Washington D.C.