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ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD, 2016 Results

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD
2016 Results

Final Judge: A.E. Stallings

(Judged anonymously throughout by the Able Muse Contest Committee and the final judge, A.E. Stallings) 

Congratulations to the 2016
Able Muse Book Award

WINNER
Aaron Poochigian
Aaron Poochigian

for his poetry manuscript
The Manhattanite

he wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2017

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Although second place is not officially a part of the contest plan or results, Judge A.E. Stallings singled out a manuscript for this special recognition, and we're pleased to announce it:

SECOND PLACE
Lee Harlin Bahan

Lee Harlin Bahan

for her poetry manuscript
A Year of Mourning [Petrarch]

Scheduled for publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2017

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FINALIST

• Maryann Corbett: Street View

Congratulations to our finalist above,  from our anonymous judging process, as she will also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract!


 

HONORABLE MENTION

• Shekhar Aiyar: The Trouble with Maps
• Mark S. Bauer: Stories Like Silt
• Philip Belcher: Gentle Slaughter
• Brian Brodeur: Persons of Interest
• Thomas Carper: Creators: Musicians, Artists, Poets
• Rachel Dacus: Arabesque
• Jean L. Kreiling: Arts & Letters & Love
• Ken Waldman: Formal Wear
• Brad Whitehurst: The Element We Live In
• James R. Whitley: Songs for Solo Voice

Some of the top placing honorable-mention manuscripts above, in our anonymous judging process, may also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract

 

We are pleased to also announce that 2017 Able Muse contests are now open for submissions! --

  • 2017 Able Muse Book Award, now open for submissions HERE, and
  • 2017 Able Muse Write Prize, now open for submissions HERE.


Able Muse Review - (Print Version)
Subscribe now to Able Muse to read the fine work of the winners of our other contests, the 2016 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2016 issue.



2016 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Emily Leithauser (selected by Peter Campion)
Cause for Concern - poems by Carrie Shipers (with an foreword by David Yezzi)
 
The Borrowed World (winner, 2016 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Emily Leithauser
(with an foreword by Michael Palma)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!


Walking in on People - Poems by Melissa BalmainCause for Concern - poems by Carrie Shipers
(with an foreword by Jehanne Dubrow)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Walking in on People - Poems by Melissa BalmainWalking in on People - poems by Melissa Balmain
(with an foreword by David Yezzi)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Virtue, Big as Sin - Poems by Frank OsenVirtue, Big as Sin - poems by Frank Osen
(with an afterword by Timothy Steele)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Dirge for an Imaginary World - Poems by Matthew Buckley SmithDirge for an Imaginary World (winner, 2011 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Matthew Buckley Smith
(with an foreword by Greg Williamson)
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!



• (2015 Winner Announcement here)
• (2014 Winner Announcement here)
• (2013 Winner Announcement here)
• (2012 Winner Announcement here)
• (2011 Winner Announcement here)


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