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ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD, 2017 Results

ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD
2017 Results

Final Judge: Charles Martin

(Judged anonymously throughout by the Able Muse Contest Committee and the final judge, Charles Martin) 

Congratulations to the 2017
Able Muse Book Award

WINNER
Lorna Knowles Blake

Lorna Knowles Blake

for her poetry manuscript
The Wrack Line

she wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2018

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RUNNER-UPS:

• Catherine Chandler: The Artful Look of Ordinary Days: New and Selected Sonnets
• Anna Evans: Under Dark Waters

FINALISTS:

• Jacob M. Appel: The Cynic in Extremis
• Rosemerry Trommer: Naked for Tea

Congratulations to our runner-ups and finalists above,  from our anonymous judging process!

Some of the runner-ups and finalists above may also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract.


 

HONORABLE MENTION

Natalie Lobe: What Gypsies Don’t Know
Tim Hunt: The Language of Smoke
• Will Cordeiro: Vistas, Habitations
• Jeanne Wagner: The Fragile Boundaries
• Niamh Corcoran: Bottomless
Lucia Galloway: Some Words for Meanwhile

 

Stay tuned for the announcements coming soon for the 2018 Able Muse contests.


Able Muse Review - (Print Version)
Subscribe now to Able Muse to read the fine work of the winners of our other contests, the 2017 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2017 issue.


2017 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Aaron Poochigian (selected by A. E. Stallings)
The Manhattanite - poems by Aaron Poochigian
 
The Manhattanite (winner, 2016 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Aaron Poochigian

 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

The Borrowed World - Poems by Emily LeithauserThe Borrowed World - 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!

• (2016 Winner Announcement here)
• (2015 Winner Announcement here)
• (2014 Winner Announcement here)

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


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