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New Book :: Wise to the West

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Wise to the West
Poetry by Wendy Videlock
Able Muse Press, November 2022

In Wise to the West, Wendy Videlock embraces her Western terrain and surroundings—family, neighbor, barbershop, morning shower, coyote, badger, wolf, blackbird, hawk, canyon, mesa, mountain—with songs, odes, witticisms, lamentations. Along the way, she tilts toward the grand view of the world around—relaying turns of uncertainty or affirmation, history or the latest news, myths and the mystic—and gifting readers musings and meditations in her unique style full of quirks, wit, wisdom, and surprising turns. Wendy Videlock lives on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies with her husband and their assorted critters. Her work appears in Hudson Review, Oprah Magazine, Poetry, Dark Horse, the New York Times, Best American Poetry, and other venues.

New Book :: Oxblood

Oxblood poetry by Nicole Caruso Garcia published by Able Muse Press book cover image

Oxblood
Poetry by Nicole Caruso-Garcia
Able Muse Press, October 2022

Oxblood, Nicole Caruso Garcia’s debut poetry collection, testifies unflinchingly about the short- and long-term effects of a college student’s rape by her fiancé. As the poet engages with this serious topic, her arsenal includes wit, wordplay, and even humor. The diverse structures of traditional received forms—the sonnet, the sestina, various French repeating forms, the Afghan landay, blues tercets—form interesting contrasts with free verse poems in this collection. Oxblood was a finalist for the 2022 Able Muse Book Award.

Contests :: 2022 Able Muse Contests Close Next Month

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Deadlines: March 15, 2022; March 31, 2022
2022 Able Muse Contests :: Submit now! Write Prize (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Aaron Poochigian (poetry), Dennis Must (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2022. Book Award (poetry): $1,000 + book publication. Final Judge: Rachel Hadas; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2022. Enter now—go to www.ablemusepress.com for full details.

Able Muse Translation Special Reading 2022

Able Muse Press Authors: Lee Harlin Bahan, Jan D. Hodge, John Ridland

Able Muse is pleased to announce a special reading taking place February 19, 2022 from 3 to 4:30 PM EDT. It will feature poets and translators Lee Harlin Bahan, Jan D. Hodge, and John Ridland with Len Krisak acting as host.

The reading will take place via Zoom and it’s open to the general public and free to register. Find full details and the registration information here.

Contest :: 2022 Able Muse Contests Now Open for Submissions

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Deadlines: March 15, 2022; March 31, 2022
2022 Able Muse Contests :: Submit now! Write Prize (poetry & fiction): $500 each + publication. Final Judges: Aaron Poochigian (poetry), Dennis Must (fiction); $15 entry; deadline: March 15, 2022. Book Award (poetry): $1,000 + book publication. Final Judge: Rachel Hadas; $25 entry; deadline: March 31, 2022. Enter now—go to www.ablemusepress.com for full details.

Event :: Able Muse November 2021 Book Launch Reading

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to register! Able Muse Press’ next Book Launch and Reading will take place on November 13, 2021 from 3-4 PM EDT. Registration is required, but no worries it’s free!

The event will be hosted by Deirdre O’Conner and will feature a reading and Q&A with authors Len Krisak and Rebecca Starks.

Len Krisak, winner of the 2020 Able Muse Book Award, will be reading from his winning book just released on November 1, Say What You Will. Rebecca Starks will be reading from her forthcoming title Fetch, Muse (due out on November 26, but available for pre-order).

Besides the reading and Q&A, Able Muse Press has announced the publication of Brian Culhane’s Remembering Lethe. The book is available for pre-order and will be published on December 17. Culhane was a finalist for the 2020 Able Muse Book Award.

Three Able Muse Authors Book Launch Reading Event on October 24

Able Muse October 24, 2021 Reading bannerAble Muse Press will be hosting a virtual launch, Q&A, and reading event for three of its authors on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 3-4PM EST. Host will be Emily Leithauser, winner of the 2015 Able Muse Book Award.

Will Cordeiro will be reading from Trap Street: Poems. Cordeiro was the winner of the 2019 Able Muse Book Award. J.C. Todd, runner-up of the 2019 Able Muse Book Award, will be reading from Beyond Repair: Poems.

David Berman’s collection Progressions of the Mind: Poems has been published posthumously. Special mini host Paulette Demers will be reading from his work with Bruce Bennett and Rhina P. Espaillat.

Registration is free and required to attend. Register now so you don’t miss out and don’t forget to grab your copies of these titles.

Event :: Word Galaxy/Able Muse Press Authors Reading July 29

Screenshot of Able Muse Press websiteEnjoy a free virtual reading event from Word Galaxy Press, an imprint of Able Muse Press. On Thursday, July 29 from 7-8 PM EST, join David Alpaugh, James Kochalka, Sydney Lea, and host John Beaton. There will also be a Q&A session. While signing up is free, you do have to register to attend. The reading and Q&A will be done via Zoom.

These three writers had books published by Word Galaxy Press in 2020: Spooky Action at a Distance: Poems (David Alpaugh) and The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy: An Illustrated Epic (James Kochalka and Sydney Lea).

Grab your copies of these titles today and don’t forget to register for the reading!