Three Acclaimed Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All
Able Muse Authors Reading
Three Award-Winning Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All
Able Muse Authors Reading
Date: Saturday, April 17, 3-4PM EST
Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with three acclaimed, award-winning Able Muse Press authors--
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About the Readers:
- Catherine Chandler: Lines of Flight: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2011);
- Hollis Seamon: Corporeality: Stories (Able Muse Press, 2012);
- Wendy Videlock: Nevertheless: Poems; The Dark Gnu and Other Poems; Slingshots and Love Plums: Poems (respectively from Able Muse Press, 2011, 2013, 2015).
Catherine Chandler, an American poet, translator, and editor born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, completed her graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, where she has lectured in the Department of Languages and Translation for many years. Chandler is the author of five poetry collections, including Lines of Flight (Able Muse Press, 2011), shortlisted for the Poets’ Prize, and The Frangible Hour (University of Evansville Press, 2016), chosen by Dick Davis for the Richard Wilbur Award. Winner of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, the Leslie Mellichamp Prize, and nine-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Catherine is an unapologetic formalista whose work has been widely published in journals and anthologies in North America, Europe and Australia. Three of Chandler's poems were chosen by George Elliott Clarke, Poet Laureate of Canada, for inclusion in the National Poetry Registry, Library of Parliament.
Hollis Seamon lives in Kinderhook NY and teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Fairfield University, Fairfield CT. She is the author of a short story collection, Corporeality (Able Muse Press, 2013), a gold medal winner in the 2014 Independent Publishers Awards. Her story “Death is the New Sleep” won an Al Blanchard Award for Short Crime Fiction. Her story “It’s Never Just the Wind” appears in the May/June 2018 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Hollis is also the author of a young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You (Algonquin Young Readers, 2013) which was named a 2014 Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Somebody Up There Hates You has been translated into five languages and published in Canadian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish editions. Hollis has published a previous collection of stories, Body Work (Spring Harbor Press 2000), and a mystery novel, Flesh (Avocet Press 2005). Her short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Fiction International, The Greensboro Review, The Nebraska Review, Persimmon Tree, The Chicago Review and many other journals. Her work has been included in anthologies such as The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008), Celestial Electric Set (Emrys Foundation, 2008), and The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe and Other Stories of Women and Fatness (The Feminist Press, 2003). She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship.
Wendy Videlock lives in a small agricultural town on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. Her work appears in The Best American Poetry, American Life in Poetry, Hudson Review, Hopkins Review, the New York Times, Poetry, Dark Horse, and other venues. In the introduction to her first book, MacArthur finalist A.E. Stallings says of her work, “what [these poems] lack in length . . . they make up for in depth, optical and aural illusion tricking us into epiphanies of perception.” Timothy Green, editor of Rattle, says, “Videlock is one of the few poets I can still read at length and purely for pleasure . . . her work is playfully wise, sharp-tongued, and always surprising.” Videlock’s books are available from Able Muse Press and EXOT Books.
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About the Host:
Frank Osen: Winner, Able Muse Book Award 2012 with Virtue, Big as Sin
Frank Osen was born in Yokosuka, Japan, in 1954, grew up in Southern California, and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He worked for many years in law, as general counsel to health care companies and also in real estate investment. He lives in Pasadena, California, and walks to work at the Huntington Library. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for thirty years and have three grown children. Virtue, Big as Sin is his first full-length collection and the winner of the 2012 Able Muse Book Award.
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