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To the Bottleneck Fiction

 

Alexander Pepple

Alexander Pepple founded and edits Able Muse and Able Muse Press, and also founded and directs the Eratosphere online worskshop. His poetry and prose have been or will be published in Barrow Street, River Styx, Measure, American Arts Quarterly, Light, Think Journal, Euphony, Per Contra, La Petite Zine, San Pedro River Review and elsewhere.

 

John Philip Drury

John Philip Drury is the author of Sea Level Rising (Able Muse Press, 2015) and three earlier books of poetry: The Disappearing Town, Burning the Aspern Papers, andThe Refugee Camp. The first part of “The Ruined Aristocrat” reconstructs a conversation broadcast in the 1980s on Sally Jessy Raphael’s radio show, when his mother phoned John Waters from the garden apartment she shared with her lover and secret wife, Carolyn Long, a former opera singer.

 

Terese Coe

Terese Coe’s poems and translations have appeared in Able Muse, Alaska Quarterly Review, Agenda, the Cincinnati Review, the Moth, New American Writing, New Writing Scotland, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Review, Threepenny Review, and the TLS, among other international journals. Her collection, Shot Silk, was short-listed for the 2017 Poets Prize, and copies of her poem “More” were heli-dropped across London as part of the 2012 Olympics Rain of Poems.

 

Rhina P. Espaillat

Rhina P. Espaillat’s most recent publication is And After All (Able Muse Press, 2019). She has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays, and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies, and websites, and has earned national and international awards, including the T. S.

 

Andrew Frisardi

Andrew Frisardi is a writer, translator, independent scholar, and editor from Boston, living in central Italy. His poems appear lately in Able Muse, Alabama Literary Review, America, Dappled Things, First Things, Hudson Review, Measure, Modern Age, New Verse News, the Orchards, Think, and others. His most recent books, both forthcoming in 2020, are a collection of poetry, The Harvest and the Lamp (in the Colosseum Series of Franciscan University Press), and a prose study, Reading Dante in the Book of Creation (Angelico Press).

 

Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is a poet and critic. He has published five full-length collections of verse, most recently 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016), which won the Poets’ Prize. His third collection, Interrogations at Noon (2001), was awarded the American Book Award. He has also published four critical collections, including Can Poetry Matter? which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award.

 

Katie Hartsock

Katie Hartsock’s first book of poems Bed of Impatiens (Able Muse Press, 2016) was a finalist for the Ohioana Prize in poetry. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Arion, Dappled Things, Ecotone, Grist, Image, Pleiades, Quiddity, and Poetry. She is an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Oakland University in Michigan, where she lives with her husband and sons.

 

 

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