ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD, 2020 Results


Able Muse Book Award, 2019 Winners
~ Able Muse Book Award ~
2020

Contest Winner Announcement

Final Judge: Brad Leithauser

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, Brad Leithauser.)

Congratulations to the 2020
Able Muse Book Award

 

WINNER
Len Krisak
Len Krisak

for his poetry manuscript
Enchiridion

he wins the $1000 prize and publication by Able Muse Press, Spring/Summer 2021

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FINALISTS:

Brian Culhane: Remembering Lethe
Stephen Gibson: Frida Kahlo in Fort Lauderdale
Janis Harrington: How to Cut a Woman in Half

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:

• John Claiborne Isbell: To Our Alien Overlords
• John Claiborne Isbell: Cure for Doubt
• Sophie Grimes: Everlasting Youth
• Susan McLean: Daylight Losing Time
• Jake Young: Blessings

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 2021 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 2020 Write Prize for poetry and fiction, in the forthcoming Winter 2020 issue.



2018 Able Muse Book Award WINNER
Deirdre O'Connor (selected by Marilyn Nelson)
The Cupped Field - poems by Deirdre O'Connor

The Cupped Field - winner, 2018 Able Muse Book Award) - poems by Deirdre O'Connor
 . . . read more | Order your copy now!

COMING SOON: Trap Street by Will Cordeiro -
winner, 2019 Able Muse Book Award (as selected by David Mason)


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!



• (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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