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NEW: Able Muse - Print Edition - Winter 2011

Posted 12-16-2011 at 12:21 PM by Alex Pepple
The NEW ISSUE of ABLE MUSE, Print Editon (Number 12) - Winter 2011, has just been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle editions), with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at: www.AbleMuse.com

ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE FOR POETRY & FICTION —
Includes winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.

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On the Marc Train Between Baltimore and Washington

Posted 12-13-2011 at 03:22 PM by ChrisGeorge
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Snow on the trackside between Baltimore and D.C. -- cellphone photograph by Chris George.

Many of the poems that I write are written on the Marc Train between my home in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., our nation's capital. I have worked for a medical education organization in Washington since the summer of 2000. I have to admit that the hour-long ride isn't always a pleasant one, what with...
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My Father

Posted 11-09-2011 at 01:55 AM by ChrisGeorge
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My father and mother, Gordon and Yoria George, on their wedding day, at St. Anne's Church, Aigburth, Liverpool, February 22, 1945. Dad is wearing the uniform of a corporal in the Royal Air Force Medical Corps.

Garrett Middaugh's fine poem, "Remembering My Father on My 52nd Birthday," put me in mind of my own father, Gordon B. George, who died at age 64 on April 15, 1979 of non-Hodgkin's...
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Announcing the 2011 Winners: Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction)

Posted 10-28-2011 at 01:57 PM by Alex Pepple
Able Muse Write Prize (for Poetry & Fiction) -- Winners: Douglas Campbell, Jean L. Kreiling; Second Place: Susan McLean; Finalists: John Beaton, Catherine Chandler, Thomas Kerrigan, Joshua Lavender, Gabriel Spera, Richard Wakefield; Honorable Mention: Julie Bruck, Kevin Corbett, Anna M. Evans, D.R. Goodman, Andrew Khun, Carolyn Moore, & others.

Read the complete details at Able Muse here.

(Eratosphere congratulatory posts are here.)

Cheers,...
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Mum in the Mersey

Posted 10-15-2011 at 11:27 AM by ChrisGeorge
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Photographs by Kev Keegan (see more photographs here)

It was a cool and damp Saturday at noon last week as my wife Donna plus a few cousins and friends gathered on the Mersey Ferry to bid farewell to my mother, Yoria George. The rain held off and visibility cleared as the ferry stopped in mid-river for the...
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