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Alex Pepple 08-12-2010 06:16 PM

The Able Muse Anthology is out
Dear Eratosphereans,

I'm pleased to announce that the Able Muse Anthology is here!

The Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alexander Pepple, foreword by Timothy Steele, is published by the new Able Muse Press.

The anthology includes work by established and emerging writers, including Mark Jarman, Rachel Hadas, Stephen Edgar, Geoffrey Brock, Timothy Murphy, Jennifer Reeser, Annie Finch, Dick Davis, X.J. Kennedy, A.E. Stallings, Richard Moore, R.S. Gwynn, Richard Wakefield, Julie Kane, Alan Sullivan, Chelsea Rathburn, Deborah Warren, Kim Bridgford, Diane Thiel, Leslie Monsour, Len Krisak, Dolores Hayden, Kevin Durkin, Thaisa Frank and several others. Details, including worldwide order information, are now available at the Able Muse Press website at .

In related news, I'm also excited to announce that Able Muse Review will go into print format starting with the Winter 2010 issue, with online excerpts and previews. See the completed details and subscription information at: .


R. S. Gwynn 08-12-2010 07:25 PM

Glad to know it. Not so sure about that cover, Alex.

John Whitworth 08-12-2010 08:12 PM

Photographs of naked women never got in the way of sales of pretty well anything, Sam.

R. S. Gwynn 08-12-2010 10:40 PM

Well, they didn't do much for The Fanny Farmer Cookbook.

Terri Graham 08-13-2010 08:43 AM

My cover was rejected, maybe because she had clothes on? :D:p

I think the cover you chose is lovely, Alex. I am excited to get a copy.

Roger Slater 08-13-2010 11:29 AM

It sort of makes me want to see the back cover as well.

Alex Pepple 08-14-2010 10:18 AM

Sam - thanks for the feedback. Hmmm about the cover .. cover me part, it's been receiving commendations only for its artistry and layout (from both males and females), with one mild exception. A friend who shall remain nameless (... except she's been one of our DG event hosts) sent in a warning a couple of days ago to "look out for the fire-breathers". And now, with your cautionary note, I'll brace myself just in case them 'fire-breathers'!

Terri - your artwork was, is wonderful, clothes and all -- thanks! As I'd indicated to you, it might find a place in future projects.

Roger - the back image is available at the anthology page on Able Muse Press here, and at Amazon here.

And thanks, everyone else for looking and commenting.


Gail White 08-16-2010 07:12 PM

I've ordered one at Amazon.
Hope the sales break records.

Alex Pepple 08-20-2010 06:16 PM

Thanks, Gail!

Rick Mullin 09-24-2010 04:42 PM

I've had mine for weeks! And I'm still waiting for the karma to kick in around here. Anyway, the cover certainly sets a high bar for the poetry and prose. And why not aim high.

Jeff Holt 10-17-2010 04:33 PM

I love this anthology! And I, personally, love the cover. :) And not simply for the reason I immediately loved it, as in, where did you find her, oh my god... But for the way she is posed, as if she is landing. It's perfect.

Julie Steiner 10-18-2010 01:17 AM

The fact that the muse is not on her pedestal has a particularly poetic verisimilitude, doesn't it? As if she has better things to do than stand around inspiring poets all day. Whether the picture captures her mounting or dismounting depends on how bad your case of writer's block is.

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