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The Pale King

Posted 09-03-2011 at 11:50 AM by Steve Bucknell
Reading the Pale King


I buy The Pale King on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Sheffield. It seems to suit the general pallor of the city. I read the first few sentences and know I will buy it. Will I read it? I get home and turn on the Open golf. Darren Clarke looks to be winning easily. At times, as he waits on the tee for the match ahead to clear he looks bored. “Calm, focused, relaxed” is how the commentators describe him.

Feeling the monument-like...
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Coming soon: The Able Muse 30-Day Writing Program

Posted 08-20-2011 at 03:44 PM by Alex Pepple
Dear Eratosphereans,

As all of you who observe or participate in our Distinguished Guest events already know, I’ve been successful in approaching and convincing celebrated poets and writers to appear and give us of their time free of charge. Thus, the DG forum has recently been graced by such renowned guests as Charles Martin, Michael Juster, Rachel Hadas, and Dorianne Laux to name a few. None of that is going to change, and I will continue to bring acclaimed Distinguished...
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Your support reminders: now making the rounds at the Conversation forums

Posted 07-03-2011 at 01:38 AM by Alex Pepple
Dear Eratosphereans,

I'd hoped that a reminder will no longer be necessary -- between the more visible sponsor/support icon on the right hand panel of most Eratosphere pages, and the sticky posts to that effect in this forum and the other conversation forums. But it hasn't worked out that way . . . yet.

Anyhow, support remains voluntary as before. Thanks to the few were able to respond and assist! To keep this as brief as possible, I won't rehash all the reasons already...
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Safety Blog

Posted 06-29-2011 at 01:47 PM by Scott Miller
I can blog if I want to.
I can meet my friends online.
'Cuz my friends all blog,
and if they don't blog
then they're no friends of mine!
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Able Muse (Press) / Eratosphere -- Latest News

Posted 06-22-2011 at 04:03 PM by Alex Pepple

- Now vailable as a Kindle digital book from ABLE MUSE, Print Edition (Number 11, Summer 2011) - Go to Able Muse Press for details. Or, order from Amazon.


- Now featured on Ted Kooser's American Life In Poetry column -- "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" by April Lindner, from the ABLE MUSE ANTHOLOGY here. (after today, it will be archived here...
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