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isolation and connection ee cumming's i sing of olaf glad and big

Posted 12-27-2014 at 10:24 PM by Eileen Cleary
Updated 12-27-2014 at 10:48 PM by Eileen Cleary
Cummings isolates and connects words to strip them of their immediate meanings in order to open them to more possibilities. This is the method by which Cummings diverts the reader from foregone conclusions toward a new way of thinking.
Consider: a conscientious object-or (S1L3.)
The poet sets the scene for this poem with a paucity of words, by use of a dash to connect two ideas. The first idea that comes to the reader might be that Olaf is a conscientious objector. But,...
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Able Muse Pushcart Prize 2014 Nominations

Posted 12-01-2014 at 04:16 PM by Alex Pepple
Congratulations to the six nominees -- X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, Stephen Kampa, Gail Tyson, Tamas Dobozy and Barbara Haas here.

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On Poetry Daily: Chelsea Woodard

Posted 11-23-2014 at 04:24 AM by Alex Pepple
Chelse is on Poetry Daily today, here, with a poem from her collection, Vellum, from Able Muse Press. (After today, the link will be here.)

Congratulations, Chelsea!

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New Books from Able Muse Press: D.R. Goodman, Jeredith Merrin

Posted 10-25-2014 at 02:21 PM by Alex Pepple
New and now pre-released from Able Muse Press --

Congrats to Jeredith Merrin for her new book -- a special honoree for the 2013 Able Muse Book Award, as selected by final judge, X.J. Kennedy:
Cup
-- "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...
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New Book Releases from Able Muse Press: Richard Newman, Chelsea Woodard

Posted 10-07-2014 at 07:12 PM by Alex Pepple
New and now pre-released from Able Muse Press --

Congrats to Richard Newman for his new book:
All the Wasted Beauty of the World
-- "All the Wasted Beauty of the World returns us to the real and, consequently, the new by putting on the brakes and asking us to look, if only briefly, beyond our rear-views." —Dorianne Laux

And congrats to Chelsea Woodard for her...
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