This is the annual Able Muse Review (Print Edition) - Winter 2020/2021 issue, Number 29. This issue continues the tradition of masterfully crafted poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, and book reviews that have become synonymous with the Able Muse-online and in print. After more than a decade of online publishing excellence, Able Muse print edition maintains the superlative standard of the work presented all these years in the online edition, and, the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010).
Includes the winning stories and poems from the 2021 Able Muse contest (Able Muse Write Prize) winners and finalists.
". . . [ ABLE MUSE ] fills an important gap in understanding what is really happening in early twenty-first century American poetry."-Dana Gioia.
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WITH THE 2021 ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE FOR POETRY & FICTION – Includes the winning story and poems from the contest winners and finalists
EDITORIAL – Alexander Pepple
FEATURED ART - A Distance Theme.
FEATURED POET - Rhina P. Espaillat;
(Interviewed by Deborah Warren).
FICTION –Amina Lolita Gautier, Randy Nelson, Jonathan Starke
ESSAYS – Michelle Cacho-Negrete, Chidiebube onye Okohia, Mark Pearce, Joachim Stanley, N.S. Thompson
BOOK REVIEWS – Travis Biddick, Brooke Clark
POETRY – Liz Ahl, Leo Aylen, Lee Harlin Bahan, Bruce Bennett, Hilary Biehl, John J. Brugaletta, Dan Campion, Sarah Carleton, Ted Charnley, Gregory Emilio, Nicole Caruso Garcia, Stephen Gibson, D. R. Goodman, Susan McLean, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Francesco Petrarca, Estill Pollock, Erica Reid, Mary Romero, Kelly Rowe, Leona Sevick, Michael Spence, Ann M. Thompson, Will Toedtman, Toni Treadway, E. D. Watson, Gail White, Steven Withrow