2016 Able Muse Contests: ** ONLY ~ ONE WEEK left before entry deadline in BOOK AWARD! **
ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD(for poetry manuscript) • $1000 prize
• publication of winning book manuscript by Able Muse Press
• all poetry styles welcome
• Entry deadline: March 31, 2016
• anonymous judging by final judge: A.E. Stallings
WINNER, 2015 Able Muse Book Award
(as selected by Peter Campion)
ISBN 978-1-927409-67-1 • July 4, 2016 release • 84 pp.
ABOUT THE BOOK
*NEW* Now available for Pre-Order:
[T]his book is made to endure. The Borrowed World marks the arrival of a major talent.
—Peter Campion, 2015 Able Muse Book Award judge, author of El Dorado
These are deeply felt poems and Leithauser has a finely-tuned ear for the lyricism of syntax and the enduring rhythms of traditional forms. The Borrowed World is her stunning debut.
—Natasha Trethewey, 2012–2014 US Poet Laureate, author of Thrall
[I]n poem after poem, she enlarges and encompasses, she broadens and deepens and transmutes perception into feeling, feeling into thought, and thought into revelation.
—Vijay Seshadri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of 3 Sections
The Borrowed World is a moving and memorable debut which covers a lot of ground but is always rooted in actualities. —Andrew Motion, 1999–2009 UK Poet Laureate, author of The Customs House
I have read The Borrowed World several times, and each time I find more in it to be delighted and touched by. —Michael Palma (from the foreword), author of Begin in Gladness
ISBN 9978-1-927409-69-5 • May 30, 2016 release • 88 pp.
Dear reader, I’ve fallen in love with this book, and that will happen to you too. Read, for instance, the very last poem, “Nuts,” and read the great “How to Ignore an Invisible Man,” and you’re hooked forever.
— David Ferry
Able Muse Review - Print Edition (Number 20): Winter 2015 Featured Poet: Amit Majmudar
Featured Artist: Léon Leijdekkers
Withe the 2015 Able Muse Write Prize for poetry & fiction —
Includes the winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.
• editorial:Alexander Pepple • featured artist: Léon Leijdekkers • featured poet: Amit Majmudar
(interviewed by Daniel Brown) • fiction: Paul Soto, Lynda Sexson, Andrea Witzke Slot • essays: N.S. Thompson, Moira Egan • book reviews: Stephen Kampa, Robert B. Shaw • poetry: X.J. Kennedy, Wendy Videlock, Kim Bridgford, Peter Kline, Catharine Savage Brosman, Terese Coe, Steven Winn, Jay Udall, Beth Houston, Jennifer Reeser, Leslie Schultz, Ryan Wilson, Max Gutmann, Freeman Rogers, Dan Campion, Brooke Clark, David Stephenson, Autumn Newman, James Matthew Wilson, Athar C. Pavis, Jeanne Wagner, Elise Hempel.
With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to -- Stephen Kampa, Callie Siskel, Reagan Upshaw (Assistant Poetry Editors); Gregory Dowling (Nonfiction Editor); Karen Kevorkian (Fiction Editor); Jonathan Danielson, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).