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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:01 PM
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Default Michael Cantor's Life in the Second Circle - Poems: Release Announcement

Dear Eratosphereans:

I'm pleased to announce that Life in the Second Circle, a 2011 Able Muse Book Award finalist and first full-length collection from our very own Michael Cantor has been released by Able Muse Press and is immediately available worldwide through Amazon and most popular distribution and retail channels here (ISBN 978-0-9878705-5-1). Or, just go to Michael's website, www.michael-cantor.com, or the Able Muse Press website, www.ablemusepress.com. 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 Michael!

Life in the Second Circle - poems by Michael Cantor
(with a Foreword by Deborah Warren):
Blurbs from Julie Kane, Alfred Nicol, Wendy Videlock and Catherine Tufariello--

Life in the Second Circle is the first collection from Michael Cantor, finalist in the 2011 Able Muse Book Award. Cantor's poetry globe-trots in time and place. It teems with such culturally diverse characters and scenes as Genghis Khan and Muhammad Ali; a pithy mise-en-scène of a Venice travelogue; Brighton Beach in Florida and its natives or turistas; and what can happen in Japan on tatami mats or behind shoji screens, whether you’re a geisha or samurai or gaijin. His themes span the mystical to the hard-edged and “badass,” fluently deployed in formal poems in received or nonce forms and free verse. From the narrative to the imagistic and even the surreal, Cantor's versecraft is eclectic, brimming with wit and wisdom, and realized with the craft of a master storyteller. He has created a collection of unique pleasures not to be missed.
"Michael Cantor uses words to paint and sculpt the world. He writes the world too—which I don’t say as an afterthought, since verbal wit is Cantor’s forte. Life in the Second Circle is a sensory kaleidoscope where the poems are more like movies. . . ."
                                                                                     – Deborah Warren (from the Foreword)
. . . read more

Cheers,
...Alex

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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:18 PM
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YAHOO!

Let me be the first to say so.

Wonderful cover, Michael. Can't wait to see the rest.

Rick
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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:19 PM
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Congratulations, Michael, and congratulations to you, Alex. That's a beautiful cover.

The sound you hear in the near distance is my budget exploding once again.

Ed
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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:38 PM
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Here's to the exploding budget.
Congrats, Michael. High time, high standards!

Nemo
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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:47 PM
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High time is right!

(And wendy's blurb is hilarious!)

Just great, Michael - simply great!

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Unread 03-27-2012, 06:58 PM
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I thought Alfred hit it right on the nose.
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Unread 03-27-2012, 07:21 PM
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Huge congratulations Michael!
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Unread 03-27-2012, 07:24 PM
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Terrific news, Michael!

This and many more. . .

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Unread 03-27-2012, 07:27 PM
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Michael, I'm thrilled for you! Many congratulations! Next time I head for Newburyport I shall request your autograph.

Best,
Jean
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Hurrah, Michael!
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