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Old 08-18-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default The new Able Muse - Volta Issue (Summer 2010)

Dear Eratosphereans,

I'm pleased to announce that the Volta Issue of Able Muse (Summer 2010) is now online at:|

http://www.ablemuse.com/

With:

FEATURED ARTISTS: Sara G. Umemoto, Billy Monday
(In conversation with Sharon Passmore)

FEATURED POET: Rose Kelleher
(Interviewed by Timothy Murphy)

SPOTLIGHT POET: Shekhar Aiyar
(Interviewed by Timothy Murphy)

RACHEL WETZSTEON TRIBUTE SPECIAL FEATURE:
Gregory Dowling, David Mason, A.E. Stallings, Rachel Hadas, David Yezzi, Melvin Jules Bukiet, Lorna Knowles Blake, Robert E. Clark, Ernest Hilbert

POETRY:
Andrew Waterman, Rory Waterman, Brenda Morris, Carol Lynn Grellas, Barbara Westwood Diehl, Jeff Holt, David Alpaugh, J.D. Smith, John Manesis, John Slater, John Van Doren, Jonathan Scott, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Tom Noe, Katharine Coles, Kathryn Locey, Lance Levens, Peter Austin, Peter Kline, Rebecca Foust, Richard Schiffman, Bertha Rogers, Samantha Lê, Steve Potter, Tim Kidwell, Timothy Murphy, William John Watkins

FICTION:
Maryann D'Agincourt, Kevin Dobbs, Dana Reva De Greff, Steve Mitchell

ESSAYS:
Cristina Ceron, Timothy Murphy, Gregory Dowling, André Naffis-Sahely

INTERVIEW FEATURE:
Andrew Waterman interviewed by Rory Waterman

BOOK REVIEWS:
Julie Stoner

ALSO ANNOUNCING, FROM THE NEW ABLE MUSE PRESS:
- The Able Muse Anthology’s release
- Able Muse Review: Print Edition starting next issue
- The Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry & Fiction
- The Able Muse Book Award for Poetry
( Details available at http://www.ablemusepress.com/ )

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With special thanks for an outstanding new issue to--
Gregory Dowling: Nonfiction Editor & Guest Editor - Tribute Feature,
Tim Murphy: Associate Poetry Editor,
Thaisa Frank: Fiction Editor,
Tim Love, John Riley: Assistant Fiction Editors
Gregory Dowling: Nonfiction Editor.


Cheers,
Alex Pepple, Editor

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:19 PM
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What a fine issue! So much to admire. I'd like to mention how much I especially liked Shekhar Aiyar's "Librarian of Buenos Aires" and "Dover", as well as the Waterman interview and Rory Waterman's poem, "For My Father". Beautiful artwork as well.

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Old 08-20-2010, 07:46 AM
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I'm taking it in slowly and savoring it in bits. Favorites so far: the Stallings poem in tribute to Rachel Wetzsteon and the interview with Rose Kelleher. As I look over the rest, I expect to enjoy all of it thoroughly. Thanks, Alex, for all your hard work.

(But my aging eyes do still wish for a darker-colored type and a larger typeface, especially for the essays.)
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Thanks, Cathy. Thanks, Maryann.

Maryann, did you use the character resizer on the pages or was that still not big enough?

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Aha! Thanks, Alex. I overlooked the character resizer and used the Windows tool, which only worked on the printer-friendly version for some reason, and not well. The largest size via the resizer works for me.

But I'm selfish and stubborn and would still like the increased contrast of a darker blue
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...would still like the increased contrast of a darker blue
yes, please.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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The new issue looks great. The Wetzsteon tribute and the Waterman interview and poems are especially rich. Gregory's introductory essay to the tribute is finely nuanced and thoughtful, and I'm looking forward to getting to know Andrew Waterman through Rory's interview and Gregory's essay. Congratulations to all involved with this Volta issue, and sincere thanks to Alex for orchestrating it.
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Thanks, Andrew, for looking and commenting!

Mary, Maryann - how about now? (You may need to reload/refresh your browsers to see the change.)

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That's better, Alex; thank you. The darkest blue you can get--the closest to midnight blue or navy--would be the one I'd vote for.
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Thank you Alex, for taking the interview and poems. I'd also like to thank Tim Murphy and Gregory Dowling for their enthusiasm, in various ways. It's a privilege to meet my dad shoulder to shoulder in a venue I admire so thoroughly. And Gregory, your essay on my dad's poetry is sharp and emotionally intelligent.

I've now read the entire issue and do not want to pick favourites. Suffice it to say that I can think of few journals or magazines so consistently excellent and well-conceived. Congratulations.
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