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ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD, 2021 Results


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Able Muse Book Award, 2021 Winners
~ Able Muse Book Award ~
2021

Contest Winner Announcement

Final Judge: Mark Jarman

Able Muse is pleased to announce the winner of the Book Award for a poetry manuscript (judged anonymously throughout by the Able Muse Contest Committee and the final judge, Mark Jarman.)

Congratulations to the 2021
Able Muse Book Award

 

WINNER
Kelly Rowe
Kelly Rowe

for her poetry manuscript
Rise above the River

she wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2022

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FINALISTS:

Gregory Emilio: Kitchen Apocrypha
Nicole Caruso Garcia: Oxblood

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

Some of them will also be offered a standard Able Muse Press book contract.

 

HONORABLE MENTION:

• Caitlin Cowan: Happy Everything
• Robert W. Crawford: The Snowstorms That Remain
• Claudia Gary: Time and Other Solvents
• Meghan Kemp-Gee: The Animal in the Room
• Burt Myers: This Late Hour

Congratulations to our winner, finalists, and honorable mentions: well done to all! And thank you to everyone who entered.


 

Stay tuned for the announcements coming soon for the 2022 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 2021 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2021/22 issue.



2020 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Len Krisak (selected by Brad Leithauser)
Say What You Will - poems by Len Krisak

Say What You Will - winner, 2020 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Len Krisak
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

 



2019 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Will Cordeiro (selected by David Mason)
Trap Street - poems by Will Cordeiro

Trap Street - winner, 2019 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Will Cordeiro
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!


The Cupped Field - Poems by Deirdre O'ConnorThe Cupped Field - poems by Deirdre O'Connor
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Green Hill - Poems by Lorna Knowles BlakeGreen Hill - poems by Lorna Knowles Blake
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

Manhattanite - Poems by Aaron PoochigianManhattanite - poems by Aaron Poochigian
(with an foreword by A. E. Stallings)
 . . . 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!



• (2020 Winner Announcement here)
• (2019 Winner Announcement here)
• (2018 Winner Announcement here)
• (2017 Winner Announcement here)
• (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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