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Event :: Able Muse June 2022 International-Themed Author Reading

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Able Muse Sunday, June 19, 2022 Author Reading is “International Themed” with Michael Cantor, author of Life in the Second Circle – Poems (Able Muse Press, 2012); William Conelly, author of Uncontested Grounds – Poems (Able Muse Press, 2015); and Deirdre O’Connor: Winner, Able Muse Book Award 2019 with The Cupped Field: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2019). Hosted by: James Pollock: Finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry, runner-up for the Posner Poetry Book Award, and winner of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association with Sailing to Babylon: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2012). Free admission. Registration required – sign up now! Also, see a complete list of previous readings available on YouTube as well as upcoming readings here.

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.

Able Muse Authors Reading with Drury, Espaillat, & White

Able Muse is hosting another reading with three of its authors on September 17, 2021. Are you enjoying their reading series so far? Don’t forget that these readings are being held via Zoom and are free and open to the public. You do have to register in order to participate.

Featured authors are John Philip Drury whose book Sea Level Rising: Poems was published by Able Muse Press in 2015; Rhina P. Espaillat whose book And After All: Poems was published by Able Muse Press in 2019; and Gail White whose Asperity Street: Poems was published by Able Muse Press in 2015.

Jennifer Reeser will act as host. Reeser’s collection Indigenous was published by Able Muse Press in 2019 and she has another collection forthcoming from the press in 2021/22 titled Strong Feather.

If you’ve missed out on any of these readings, don’t forget you can watch them on Able Muse’s official YouTube Channel.

August 21 Able Muse Authors Reading Announced

banner for Able Muse August 21, 2021 ReadingAble Muse has announced its next reading will take place Saturday, August 21 from 3-4PM EDT. This will be a virtual event with a Q&A with three Able Muse authors.

The lineup consists of Maryann Corbett, Frank Osen, and Matthew Buckley Smith. Corbett has had three titles published by Able Muse Press with the most recent being In Code published last year. Frank Osen was the winner of the Able Muse Book Award 2012 while Matthew Buckley Smith won the award in 2011.

The event is hosted by Ellen Kaufman whose book Double-Parked, with Tosca was published by Able Muse Press earlier this year.

As with their past readings, admission is free, but you do need to register to save your spot!

If you missed out on the last reading with David Alpaugh, James Kochalka, and Sydney Lea, they have uploaded the recording to their official YouTube channel.

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!

The Fiddlehead YouTube Channel

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Do you love being able to see writers reading their work? Did you know that literary magazine The Fiddlehead has its own YouTube channel where it uploads authors reading their work?

They do! There you can watch readings by acclaimed up-and-coming and established Canadian writers. Their last featured reading is of Lee Maracle who shared two of her poems “Belly Bulging” and “Old Tapes.” Swing by the channel to see more readings with Nicole Breit, Barbara Pelman, Margo Wheaton, Susan Musgrave, and more.

In other news, their 2021 Fiction Contest just opened to submissions last month. Deadline to enter is September 1. This year’s judge is Yasuko Thanh.

Virtual Launch Reading for Able Muse Winter 2020/2021 Edition

Picture collage with blue background and pictures of several peopleLiterary magazine Able Muse is celebrating the release of its new print edition with a virtual reading and Q&A session with the contributors and authors of Issue Number 28.

The event is hosted by poetry associated editor Nicole Caruso Garcia and will include fellow editors Alexander Pepple, Richard Wakefield, Karen Kevorkian, and N. S. Thompson. Contributors/readers include Bruce Bennett, Anna M. Evans, Dan Campion, Estill Pollock, J.C. Scharl, John Beaton, Susan McLean, Nageen Rather, L.M. Brown (who will be reading the winning story of the 2020 Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction), and N. S. Thompson.

The launch event will take place virtually via Zoom on April 3 from 3-4PM EDT. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to join that wishes, too. You just have to register for the event first.

The Adroit Journal Celebrates Ten Years

Online literary magazine The Adroit Journal is celebrating 10 years of publication! They are inviting you to join them for a special free virtual reading to help them celebrate on November 21 at 7PM EST on Zoom. The reading will be hosted by Heidi Seaborn, executive editor of The Adroit Journal.

Readers include K-Ming Chang, Victoria Chang, Chen Chen, Tiana Clark, Megan Giddings, Laura Kasischke, Dorianne Laux, Ben Loory, LaTanya McQueen, José Olivarez, Justin Phillip Reed, and Arthur Sze.

Event :: 17th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be Virtual

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Event Dates: January 18-23, 2021 Location: Virtual
Extended Application Deadline: December 1, 2020
The 17th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Delray Beach, Florida, January 18-23, 2021 will be virtual. Focus on your work with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets. Workshops with David Baker, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Traci Brimhall, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Martha Rhodes, and Tim Seibles. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, panel discussion, social events, and so much more. One-on-one conference Faculty: Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, and Angela Narciso-Torres. Special Guest: Gregory Orr and the Parkington Sisters. Poet At Large: Brian Turner. To find out more, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Apply to attend a workshop!

Event :: Reversed Thunder with Brendan Constantine

Event dates: November 5 – December 3, 2020; Location: Virtual
Join award-winning poet Brendan Constantine for an exciting craft and generative workshop presented by The Poetry Lab. Writers will respond/reflect on the principles of poetic conscious and political poetry as they explore valedictions and liberate their post-election feelings. Class includes three two-hour workshop sessions and ends in a live public performance, where all students will be invited to read alongside Brendan. Registration fee is $150 for adults, $125 for students with a valid student ID. Must be 18 or over to enroll. Class begins Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6pm PST via Zoom. Learn more at thepoetrylab.com/reversed-thunder.