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About Able Muse: A semiannual review of poetry prose and art. With featured poet and artist /photographer with interview. Includes poems, fiction, essays and book reviews.
467 Saratoga Avenue #602
San Jose, CA 95129
Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes Online submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: less than 3 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 2168-0426 Founded: 1999 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ingram, Small Press Distribution Copy price: $14.95 Average pages: 160 Sample price (postpaid): $18 (US), $20 (foreign) Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $22 (US), $29 (foreign) Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $30
Publisher’s description: Able Muse publishes metrical poetry complemented by art and photography, fiction, non-fiction including essays, book reviews and interviews with a focus on metrical and formal poetry.
We look for well-crafted poems of any length or subject that employ skillful and imaginative use of meter and rhyme, executed in a contemporary idiom, that reads as naturally as your free verse poems.
All forms of formal poetry are welcome. We will also occasionally publish, the exceptional free verse poem. For examples of what we're interested in, check the poetry of Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, Richard Wilbur, Marilyn Hacker, Anthony Hecht…
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Able Muse Number 14, Winter
Includes the winning story and poems from the contest winners and finalists. Featured artist: Nicolas Evariste. Featured Poet: Catherine Tufariello; (Interviewed by Uche Ogbuji). Spotlight Poet: Ted Kooser. Fiction: Carole Rosenthal, Lewis Buzbee, Evelyn Somers, Gigi Mark, Adrianne Aron. Essays: Gregory Dowling, Derek Furr, Michael Cohen, Peter Byrne. Poetry: Richard Wakefield, Catharine Savage Brosman, Timothy Murphy, Lorna Knowles Blake, Wendy Videlock, Thomas Carper, Tony Barnstone, Leonard Kress, Elise Hempel, Stephen Harvey, Victor Hugo, Catullus, Len Krisak, Rose Kelleher, Kathryn Locey, Annabelle Moseley, Ted Mc Carthy, Peter Kline, John Beaton, Sarah White, Susan McLean, Susan Cohen, Jeanne Wagner, Bruce Berger, Richard Meyer.
Able Muse Number 13, Summer 2012
Includes the 2011 Able Muse/Eratosphere 30-Day Workshop poetry & fiction winners. Editorial by Alexander Pepple. Featured Artist—Andrew Ponomarenko. Featured poet—Patricia Smith; (Interviewed by Reginald Dwayne Betts). Fiction—Janice D. Soderling, Rob Wright, Michael George. Essays—Peter Byrne, Bruce Bromley, N.S. Thompson. Book Reviews—Stephen Collington. Poetry—M.A. Schaffner, Brian Culhane, Timothy Murphy, Richard Wakefield, Wendy Videlock, Catharine Savage Brosman, Kim Bridgford, Jennifer Reeser, Julie Bruck, Ned Balbo, Anna M. Evans, Ed Shacklee, Gale Acuff, Matthew Buckley Smith, Adam Penna, Jay Rogoff, Sarah Giragosian, Michael Bradburn-Ruster, Tim Suermondt, Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Rob Wright, Carolyn Moore, John Beaton, Kevin Corbett, T.S. Kerrigan.
Able Muse Number 12, Winter 2011
Featured Poet: David Mason; Featured Artist: Alper Çukur. Includes Able Muse Write Prize winning story and poems. With poetry, fiction, essays, book reviews, interviews, art & photography from Suzanne J. Doyle, Catharine Savage Brosman, Timothy Murphy, Gabriel Spera, Richard Wakefield, Susan McLean, Lyn Lifshin, George Witte, Amit Majmudar, Jean L. Kreiling, Rachel Bentley, Douglas Campbell, Andrew Frisardi, David J. Rothman, Michael Cohen and others.
Last updated 1/21/2013