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Old 04-12-2012, 01:43 PM
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Default 2011 Able Muse Book Award Winner - Released: Matthew Buckley Smith's DIRGE ...

Dear Eratosphereans:

I'm pleased to announce that Dirge for an Imaginary World, the winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award and first full-length collection from Matthew Buckley Smith has been released by Able Muse Press and is immediately available worldwide through Amazon and most popular distribution and retail channels here (ISBN 978-0-9878705-0-6). Or, just go to Matthew's website,, or the Able Muse Press website, Besides the traditional print edition, an Amazon Kindle digital edition is also available now. A Barnes & Nobles NOOK digital edition should be available within days, as well as an Apple iTunes/iBooks digital edition.

Please, join me in congratulating Matthew!

Dirge for an Imaginary World - poems by Matthew Buckley Smith
(with a Foreword by Greg Williamson):
Blurbs from Andrew Hudgins and Carrie Jerrell--

Dirge for an Imaginary World from Matthew Buckley Smith is the winner of the 2011 Able Muse Book Award, selected by Andrew Hudgins. These are poems of breathtaking craftsmanship that find inspiration in the simplicity of the quotidian, or the perplexity of the grand. Smith is equally at ease musing about Neanderthals or God as he is with a ballet exam or highway medians. These poems of personal and universal introspection are filled with grace, and sparkle with abundant intelligence and wit. This masterful debut collection is an event to celebrate.
"In this deeply impressive debut volume of poetry, Dirge for an Imaginary World, Matthew Buckley Smith delivers a remarkable range of deft formal schemes, temporal movements, and varied settings. We encounter sonnets, couplets, quatrains, Sapphics, sestets and so forth written with a slick, delightful merging of technical expertise and smooth contemporary rhythms. The range of subjects is equally and as charmingly eclectic, from Neanderthals, Dante, Vermeer, for instance, to College Football Mascots, Highway Mediums, and Spring Ballet Exams. Mental and linguistic agility generously challenge the reader in poem after poem. . . ."
                                                                                      Greg Williamson (from the Foreword)
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