N.S. Thompson

N.S. Thompson is the nonfiction editor for Able Muse and lives near Oxford, UK. A poet, critic and translator of Italian fiction, with Andy Croft he edited A Modern Don Juan: Cantos for These Times by Divers Hands (Five Leaves). His poetry publications include Letter to Auden (Smokestack Books), Mr Larkin on Photography (Red Squirrel), and two recent pamphlets After War (New Walk Editions) and Ghost Hands (Melos Press).


Joachim Stanley

Joachim Stanley obtained a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University in 2005. He then retrained as a lawyer, and has since published extensively in medico-legal and literary journals. He is now a senior lawyer, and works in Bath, UK.



Chidiebube onye Okohia

Chidiebube onye Okohia is a Nigerian creative and author of the chapbook Of Dark Tides and Darkling Times. His works have appeared in Counterclock,, the Daily Drunk, and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor of the Shallow Tales Review and is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee.



Michelle Cacho-Negrete

Michelle Cacho-Negrete is a retired social worker in Portland, Maine, and the author of Stealing: Life in America. Winner of the Hope Award and runner-up in the Brooklyn Literary Arts contest, she’s had over ninety publications, two in the Best of the Net, five in anthologies, and four among The Best American Essays’ most notable. She is particularly thrilled at being in Able Muse, a favorite journal.



Mark Pearce

Mark Pearce is an author/playwright whose stories have been published in national magazines and plays produced on the New York stage and around the country. He was previously Resident Playwright of the New Ensemble Actors Theater of New York, and his play Asylum is listed in the Burns/Mantle Theater Yearbook: The Best Plays series. He resides in the Denver-metro area and has lived in Arizona, Texas, and briefly, Greenwich Village while one of his plays was being produced Off-Broadway.


Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton writes poetry, edits fiction, plays the banjo, and makes her husband laugh in Tampa, Florida. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Nimrod, Chattahoochee Review, Tar River Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and New Ohio Review. Her first collection, Notes from the Girl Cave, was recently published by Kelsay Books.



Kelly Rowe

Kelly Rowe received her MFA in English from the University of Iowa. She is the winner of the 2021 Able Muse Book Award for her poetry collection Rise above the River (includes “The Way Memory Works”), forthcoming from Able Muse Press in 2022. Her chapbooks are Flying South on the Back of a Dove (Texas Review Press, 2019) and Child Bed Fever, selected for the 2021 Rane Arroyo Series, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press.


Gail White

Gail White is a contributing editor of Light Poetry Magazine and is widely published in formalist poetry journals. Her book, Asperity Street, can be found on Amazon, along with her chapbook Catechism. Her work appears in numerous anthologies including two Pocket Poetry books and the recent Love Poems at the Villa Nelle. Home is in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, where the cats are.



John J. Brugaletta

John J. Brugaletta has eight volumes of his poetry in print, including his Selected Poems. He is professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, and lives on the redwood coast of California.



Erica Reid

Erica Reid (she/her) is an MFA candidate at Western Colorado University and an assistant editor at THINK Journal. In 2021 Erica won the Yellowwood Poetry Prize (judge: Matthew Olzmann) and her poetry was commissioned by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Her poetry has recently been published in Yalobusha Review, Twenty Bellows, Pinesong, and more.



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