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ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry) - $1000 prize, plus book publication
Judge: Mary Jo Salter
Deadline: March 31, 2012
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** NEW FROM ABLE MUSE PRESS***
Life in the Second Circle, a 2011 Able Muse Book Award finalist and first full-length collection from Michael Cantor has been released by Able Muse Press and is immediately available worldwide through Amazon and most popular distribution and retail channels here (ISBN 978-0-9878705-5-1). Or, just go to Michael's website, www.michael-cantor.com, or the Able Muse Press website, www.ablemusepress.com. Besides the traditional print edition, an Amazon Kindle digital edition is also available now. A Barnes & Nobles NOOK digital edition should be available within days, as well as an Apple iTunes/iBooks digital edition.
. . . read more"Michael Cantor uses words to paint and sculpt the world. He writes the world too—which I don’t say as an afterthought, since verbal wit is Cantor’s forte. Life in the Second Circle is a sensory kaleidoscope where the poems are more like movies. . . ."
Life in the Second Circle - poems by Michael Cantor
(with a Foreword by Deborah Warren):
Blurbs from Julie Kane, Alfred Nicol, Wendy Videlock, Catherine Tufariello--
Life in the Second Circle is the first collection from Michael Cantor, finalist in the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. Cantor's poetry globe-trots in time and place. It teems with such culturally diverse characters and scenes as Genghis Khan and Muhammad Ali; a pithy mise-en-scène of a Venice travelogue; Brighton Beach in Florida and its natives or turistas; and what can happen in Japan on tatami mats or behind shoji screens, whether you’re a geisha or samurai or gaijin. His themes span the mystical to the hard-edged and “badass,” fluently deployed in formal poems in received or nonce forms and free verse. From the narrative to the imagistic and even the surreal, Cantor's versecraft is eclectic, brimming with wit and wisdom, and realized with the craft of a master storyteller. He has created a collection of unique pleasures not to be missed.
– Deborah Warren (from the Foreword)
** NEW FROM ABLE MUSE PRESS***
The Cosmic Purr, a 2011 Able Muse Book Award finalist, and the first full-length collection of original poetry from Aaron Poochigian has been released by Able Muse Press and is immediately available worldwide through Amazon and most popular distribution and retail channels here (ISBN 978-0-9878705-2-0). Or, just go to Aaron's website, www.aaronpoochigian.com, or the Able Muse Press website, www.ablemusepress.com. Besides the traditional print edition, an Amazon Kindle digital edition is also available now. A Barnes & Nobles NOOK digital edition should be available within days, as well as an Apple iTunes/iBooks digital edition.
. . . read more"Aaron Poochigian is both a classicist and a neo-classical poet. By this I mean that he prefers as subjects the common occasions of our lives and articulates them uncommonly, in verse rich with the kind of detail that becomes a style passed on in an act of friendship between him and the poets of the past who have served as his mentors . . ."
The Cosmic Purr - poems by Aaron Poochigian
(with a Foreword by Charles Martin):
Blurbs from Dick Davis, David Mason and Diana Der-Hovanessian--
The Cosmic Purr is the first collection of original poetry from Aaron Poochigian, well-known for his translations of Sappho, Aeschylus, Aratus and Apollonius of Rhodes. From the mythical to everyday themes, from the landscape of North Dakota to scenes in a bar, at a marriage ceremony, before birth or before death, Poochigian’s verse is enlightened by uncommonly fresh wisdom, and deployed in the delightfully masterful, elegant and naturally-flowing metrical forms his translations are known for.
– Charles Martin (from the Foreword)
The new issue of Able Muse, print edition (#12, winter 2011) -- over 230 pages, which is about a double issue of poetry & fiction including those from Sphereans that won or made the finals of the last year's Write Prize, plus the essays, reviews and art & photography.
Order the new, winter 2011 issue, and/or subscribe at www.ablemusepress.com .