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Ron Padgett

This review originally appeared in the Poetry Project Newsletter several years back.
Reagan Upshaw
Review of Oklahoma Tough by Ron Padgett (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003), ISBN: 0-8061-3509-4, hardcover, $29.95.

Ted Berrigan

Here's a review I wrote of Berrigan's "Selected Poems" years ago, along with a preface/memoir added later.

Deadline for submissions for the inaugural issue of Able Muse, print edition

Although Able Muse reads submissions year-round, if you want to make it in the inaugural print edition (Winter 2010) your submission should be received by  end-of-day -- i.e. midnight PST-- of this coming Friday, October 8, 2010.

Able Muse Pushcart Prize 2010 Nominations

I'm pleased to announce that the following four poems,  one story, and one essay have been nominated for Pushcart Prize 2010 by Able Muse.


Able Muse's Best of the Net nominations, 2010

I'm pleased to announce that the following six poems and two stories nominated for Best of the Net, 2010 by Able Muse.


Contest submission: poetry/fiction prize & book award from Able Muse

I'm pleased to announce that Able Muse Press, in addition to accepting regular submissions for the first print edition of Able Muse (the inaugural issue forthcoming, winter, 2010), is now accepting submissions for the following poetry/fiction/book contests:

Able Muse Anthology Release Announcement

 I'm pleased to announce that the Able Muse Anthology is here, and is already enjoying critical acclaim! The anthology is now available from (and from other Amazon sites worldwide), from Barnes and Nobles and other book outlets.

Podcast: Jim Hayes

 The Able Muse/Eratosphere podcast series brings you Eratosphere's funnyman, Jim Hayes. And even if you're not in a laughing mood, Jim does 'serious' too. Jim brings us a highly polished, professional quality recording taken from the CD release that goes with his book, The Bad Habbits of Little Boys . . . 

Complete details and podcast is available at:

Able Muse / Eratosphere 2010 Sonnet Bakeoff: Call for submissions

The deadline is fast approaching. Submit your entry now! ...
Final Judge - Catherine Tufariello (hosted by Susan MacLean)
Entry deadline - Sunday, April 18, 2010 at midnight (U.S. Central time)
Details at:
Able Muse:

Announcing ... The Able Muse Press

Announcing . . . A B L E    M U S E    P R E S S
We're delighted to introduce, The Able Muse Press! This press will publish books and periodicals that enhance and supplement the online presence of the Able Muse. The goals of the Able Muse Press are:

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