2015 Able Muse Write Prize:Less Than One Week Only Before Deadline; Plus, New Book Releases & more

Re-Size Text: A A A A Comment

RSS blog print

** LESS THAN ONE WEEK left before entry deadline in WRITE PRIZE! **

H.L. Hix - poetry judge; Eugenia Kim - fiction judge
ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Fiction) - $500 prize each & publication
Judges: H.L. Hix - poetry; Eugenia Kim- fiction
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Read the guidelines & ENTER now!

Peter Campion - final judge for the Book Award
ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry) - $1000 prize, plus book publication
Judge: Peter Campion
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Read the guidelines and ENTER now!


** NEW from  Able Muse Press: New collection from Jeredith Merrin - Cup - Poems - Special Honoree for the 2013 Able Muse Book Award ***

Cup - Poems by Jeredith Merrin 
(Special Honoree, 2013 Able Muse Book Award)

Poems by Jeredith Merrin  

ISBN 978-1-927409-34-3 • Dec 1, 2014 release • 96 pp.

In Cup we meet a poet of rare power and unique originality.
    —X.J. Kennedy

In these forthright and moving poems written in restrained, disciplined stanzas, the stories are told of how we each, “trying to make it better,/ whatever . . . it is,” have to find our own cup, and find it acceptable.
    —David Ferry

Both witty and meditative, these poems brim with insight and affection.
    —Mark Doty

Jeredith Merrin’s exhilarating poems pulse with memory, with art, and the complex emotional richness that is the present.
    —Gail Mazur

Read More

** NEW from  Able Muse Press: New collection from D.R. Goodman - Greed: A Confession - Poems ***

Vellum - Poems by Chelsea Woodard 
Poems by D.R. Goodman

ISBN 978-1-927409-38-1 • Dec 2, 2014 release • 114 pp.

This poet is alive to everything. You want this book. It’s terrific.
    —Kelly Cherry

Goodman is greedy for things of this world—not in the rapacious, bottom-line manner of plutocrats, misers, and Wall Street brokers but for the enlightenment of the senses and the enrichment of her poetry. She’s sharing the wealth she accumulates.
    —John Drury (from the foreword)

At the core of Greed: A Confession are natural ironies, or disjunctures, or improbabilities replete with intrigue.
    —Clive Matson

Complex yet accessible, these formal and free-verse poems gift us with abundant insights to enjoy.
    —Beth Houston

Read More

** NEW from   Able Muse Press: Recent collection from Richard Newman - All the Wasted Beauty of the World - Poems ***

All the Wasted Beauty of the World - Poems by Richard Newman 

Poems by Richard Newman  

ISBN 978-1-927409-31-2 • Oct 15, 2014 release
• 102 pp.

Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible portraits of life in the cheap bars, back alleys, and rough hewn edges of the Midwest, surprise a hunger in us for a language larger, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than daily speech.
    —George Bilgere

Read More

** NEW from   Able Muse Press: Recent collection from Chelsea Woodard - Vellum - Poems ***

Vellum - Poems by Chelsea Woodard 
Poems by Chelsea Woodard

ISBN 978-1-927409-35-0 • Nov 17, 2014 release • 106 pp.

Not the least of the attractions of this gifted young poet’s first book is the exquisite, searing precision of her language—the obsessively exact diction; the tropes that map with such stunning accuracy the emotional contours of her narratives.
    —B.H. Fairchild

Read More

Walking in on People (2014 Able Muse Book Award) - Poems by Melissa Balmain
(2013 Winner:
Able Muse Book Award)
Poems by Melissa Balmain  
An infectious, often hilarious blend of the sweet and the lethal, the charming and the acidic.
— Billy Collins
. . . read more
House Music - Poems by Ellen Kaufman
Poems by Ellen Kaufman    
The intelligence behind Ellen Kaufman’s wonderfully realized House Music is poised and observant, its reflections unfolding in sinuous sentences that are effortlessly elegant and deceptively plainspoken.
— John Koethe
. . . read more
Able Muse Translation Anthology - Summer 2014 - Guest Edited by Charles Martin
Guest-Edited by Charles Martin     

Summer 2014 special translation issue of Able Muse with poetry translations by-  X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, Rachel Hadas, William Baer, Willis Barnstone, Tony Barnstone, Michael Palma, Dick Davis, Jay Hopler, and others

. . . read more

Now Available from Able Muse Press
Able Muse, Print Edition - back issues and subscriptionThe Able Muse Anthology - the best of the poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, book reviews Corporeality - stories by Hollis Seamon



Now available from Able Muse Press, Amazon and other online & offline bookstores:
Able Muse - Print Edition back issues & subscription
The Able Muse Anthology - the best of the poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography
Corporeality - stories by Hollis Seamon

 *NEW* Now Available in Pre-Release:
Sea Level Rising - poems by John Philip Drury Sea Level Rising - poems by John Philip Drury  *NEW*

 *NEW* Now Available in Pre-Release:
Uncontested Grounds - poems by William Conelly Uncontested Grounds - poems by William Conelly  *NEW* (2013 Finalists of the Able Muse Book Award)

The new issue of Able Muse: Winter 2014

The new issue of Able Muse, Print Editon (Number 18) - Winter 2014, has just been released, with order/subscription information (for print & Kindle, NOOK, Kobo & iBooks editions), with online excerpts and the subscribers' online edition at: www.AbleMuse.com

Able Muse, Number 18 - Winter 2014with Able Muse WRITE PRIZE for Poetry & Fiction —
Includes the 2014 winning story & poems from contest winners and finalists.

Alexander Pepple • featured artist: Gustavo Thomas • featured poet: Wendy Videlock (interviewed by David Mason) • art & photography: Adel Souto • fiction: Tamas Dobozy, Maxine Rosaler, Michael Lacare, Bridget Apfeld, Anthony Mastroianni, J. Preston Witt • essays: N.S. Thompson, Michael Cohen, Barbara Haas, Derek Furr • book reviews: Martin McGovern, Hollis Seamon • poetry: Hailey Leithauser, Catharine Savage Brosman, Katharine Coles, Susan McLean, Jeredith Merrin, Lisa Huffaker, Len Krisak, Gail Tyson, Stephen Kampa, Terese Coe, Robert W. Crawford, Marilyn L. Taylor, Catherine Chandler, Judith Kunst, Paul Verlaine, Diane Furtney, Teresa Milbrodt, Kathryn Locey, Peter Austin, Kyle Potvin, Roy Bentley, Pierre de Ronsard, Frank De Canio, Dorie deWitt LaRue, J.P. Grasser, Zara Raab, Duane Caylor, Anne-Marie Thompson, Scott M. Miller, Eric Berlin.
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, Janice D. Soderling, Rob Wright (Assistant Fiction Editors).

Alex Pepple, Editor


All applicable links are at the Able Muse homepage
 - www.ablemuse.com
Or, at the Able Muse Press website - www.ablemusepress.com