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Three Able Muse Authors Reading: Carol Light, Alfred Nicol, Barbara Ellen Sorensen: 27 August 2022

Three Distinguished Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Reading

Carol Light, Alfred Nicol, Barbara Ellen Sorensen
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Three Distinguished Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Reading

Date: Saturday, August 27, 3-4:30 P.M. EDT

Host: J. C. Todd;

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with three acclaimed Able Muse Press authors Carol Light, Alfred Nicol, and Barbara Ellen Sorensen reading from their collections--

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About the Readers:

Carol Light: Heaven from Steam: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2014);
Alfred NicolAnimal Psalms: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2016);
- Barbara Ellen Sorensen: Compositions of the Dead Playing Flutes: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2013).

Carol Light received the Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America in 2013 and an award from Artist Trust in 2012. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Narrative Magazine, American Life in Poetry, 32 Poems, and elsewhere. She studied poetry in the University of Washington MFA program, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. She lives with her family in Port Townsend, Washington.

Alfred Nicol’s book of poetry, Elegy for Everyone, won the first Anita Dorn Memorial Prize. He received the Richard Wilbur Award for Winter Light. He has written lyrics in French and English for nine original compositions by classical/flamenco guitarist John Tavano. Their CD, The Subtle Thread, has received airplay on WMBR’s program French Toast. Nicol’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Hopkins Review, Dark Horse, First Things, The New England Review, Commonweal, The Formalist, and other literary journals, as well as in Contemporary Poetry of New England and other anthologies.
  Animal Psalms was a finalist for the 2015 Able Muse Book Award.

Barbara Ellen Sorensen is former senior editor of Winds of Change magazine, the flagship publication for the American Indian Science & Engineering Society. She now freelances for The Tribal College Journal and writes for the National Indian Child Welfare Association.
  Sorensen’s chapbook, Song from the Deep Middle Brain (Mainstreet Rag, 2010), was a 2011 Colorado Book Award finalist.
  Sorensen was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her memoir piece, Ghostflower & Wind (Drunken Boat, 2012), and an interview with her can be found in Fringe magazine’s archived spring 2012 edition. Her undergraduate degree in English is from the University of Iowa; her graduate degree in creative writing is from Regis University.

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About the Host:

- J.C. Todd: Runner-Up, Able Muse Book Award 2019 with Beyond Repair: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021).

J.C. Todd is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently The Damages of Morning, a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award finalist. Winner of the Rita Dove Prize in Poetry and twice a finalist for Poetry Society of America awards, she has received fellowships from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and artist residency programs including the Bemis Center. Her poems have appeared widely in journals such as the American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mezzo Cammin, the Paris Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She lives in Philadelphia.

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