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Book-Launch Reading: William Baer, Brian Culhane, Richard Wakefield

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Three Award-Winning Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Book-Launch Reading

Date: Saturday, May 21, 3-4 P.M. EDT

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with three acclaimed, award-winning Able Muse Press authors reading from their new collections--

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About the Readers:

- William Baer: New Jersey Noir: Barnegat Light - A Novel (Book Three of the Jack Colt Murder Mystery Novels); New Jersey Noir: Cape May - A Novel (Book Two ...); New Jersey Noir - A Novel (Book Two ...); Times Square and Other Stories. (Respectively from Able Muse Press, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2015);
- Brian Culhane: Remembering Lethe - Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021);
- Richard Wakefield: Terminal Park - Poems (Able Muse Press, 2022); A Vertical Mile - Poems (Able Muse Press, 2012).

William Baer, a recent Guggenheim fellow, is the author of twenty-two books including New Jersey Noir; Times Square and Other Stories; One-and-Twenty Tales; Companion; The Ballad Rode into Town; Formal Salutations: New & Selected Poems; Classic American Films; and The Unfortunates (recipient of the T.S. Eliot Award). A former Fulbright in Portugal, he’s also received the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award and a Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Brian Culhane’s The King’s Question (Graywolf Press, 2008) won the Poetry Foundation’s Emily Dickinson Award for a first book by an author over fifty. His poems have appeared widely in such journals as the Hudson Review, the New Criterion, the New Republic, and the Paris Review. After getting his MFA at Columbia University, he received a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington, where he focused on epic literature and the history of criticism. The recipient of fellowships from Washington State’s Artist Trust, MacDowell, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, he now divides his time between New York’s Catskills and Seattle.

Richard Wakefield earned his PhD in American literature from the University of Washington and has taught college humanities for forty-two years, thirty-five of them at Tacoma Community College. For over twenty-five years he reviewed poetry, fiction, and literary biography for the Seattle Times. His first book, Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the Hour (Peter Lang Publishing), was a study of Frost’s poetry in the context of his life and times. His first collection of poems, East of Early Winters (University of Evansville Press), won the Richard Wilbur Award. His second collection, A Vertical Mile (Able Muse Press), was short-listed for the Poet’s Prize. His poem “Petrarch” won the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. He and his wife, Catherine, have been married forty-eight years and have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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About the Host:

Rob Wright: Last Wishes - Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021).

Rob Wright, after working for three decades in film production, has now chosen to spend his time writing. He currently serves as associate fiction editor for Able Muse, and has been awarded three Fellowships in Literature from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and has published fiction, reviews, and poetry in Able Muse, Angle, Big City Lit, the Evansville Review, Measure, Rattle, String Poet, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal. A finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, he recently was awarded the Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry and was honored to give a reading at the home of Frost in Derry, New Hampshire. His debut poetry collection, Last Wishes, was a finalist for the 2019 Able Muse Book Award (Able Muse Press, 2021).

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