ISBN 978-1-927409-34-3 • Dec 1, 2014 release • 96 pp.
In Cup we meet a poet of rare power and unique originality.
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.
Both witty and meditative, these poems brim with insight and affection.
Jeredith Merrin’s exhilarating poems pulse with memory, with art, and the complex emotional richness that is the present.
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.
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.
Complex yet accessible, these formal and free-verse poems gift us with abundant insights to enjoy.
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.
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.
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
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
Edited by Alexander Pepple, foreword by Timothy Steele
celebrates Able Muse's best of the published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, art and photography through its first decade and beyond - including Turner Cassity, X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, Rachel Hadas, David Mason and several more.