This is the seminannual Able Muse Review (Print Edition) - Summer 2017 issue, Number 23. This issue continues the tradition of masterfully crafted poetry, fiction, essays, art & photography, and book reviews that have become synonymous with the Able Muse-online and in print. After more than a decade of online publishing excellence, Able Muse print edition maintains the superlative standard of the work presented all these years in the online edition, and, the Able Muse Anthology (Able Muse Press, 2010).
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EDITORIAL - Alexander Pepple.
FEATURED ART - Zebra and zebra-related theme.
FEATURED POET - Emily Grosholz;
(Interviewed by Mark Jarman).
FICTION - Tom Larsen, Israel A. Bonilla, Bruce Johnson.
MEMOIRS - David Larsen.
ESSAYS - Laura DiCarlo Short.
BOOK REVIEWS - Brooke Clark.
POETRY - Frederick Wilbur, Roy Bentley, Aaron Poochigian, Catharine Savage Brosman, Terese Coe, William Conelly, Horace, Ryan Wilson, Francesco Petrarca, Lee Harlin Bahan, Tatiana Forero Puerta.
About the Author
Alexander Pepple is the editor of Able Muse Press. He edits their biannual publication, ABLE MUSE, which features poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, book reviews, art and photography.
Emily Grosholz was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and attended the University of Chicago and Yale University. Since 1979 she has taught at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is now Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies, and English. Her first book of poetry, The River Painter, appeared in 1984; her most recent book, Childhood, has been translated into Japanese, Italian and French, and has raised $2500 for UNICEF. Her translation from the French of Yves Bonnefoy's Beginning and End of the Snow was published in 2012. She has lived in France, Germany, and the UK, and traveled to Japan, Russia, Costa Rica, and around the Mediterranean and the Baltic. Since 1984, she has been an advisory editor for The Hudson Review. She and her husband, Robert Edwards, raised four children in State College, Pennsylvania, on the flanks of the Tussey Ridge, countryside that they and their neighbors, with the ClearWater Conservancy, are working to protect and preserve. She teaches at the West Chester Poetry Conference and at Writing the Rockies in the summer. Her book, Great Circles: The Transits of Mathematics and Poetry, will be published in 2018 by Springer. The Stars of Earth: New and Selected Poems (Word Galaxy Press, 2017) is her eighth book of poetry.