L. Ward Abel


Author's Bio

L. Ward Abel's poetry has been published hundreds of times in print and online worldwide, and he is the author of four full collections and eleven chapbooks of poetry. Additionally, Abel is a composer and performer of music (as Max Able, with Abel, Rawls and Hayes, and presently with Abel and Rawls) releasing twelve albums over the past thirty-five years. He is a retired lawyer, and now a teacher of literature, living in his native Georgia.

Publications & Prizes

Green Shoulders: New and Selected Poems 2003–2023 (Silver Bow Publishing, 2023)
The Width of Here (Silver Bow Publishing, 2021)
Floodlit (Beakful, 2019)
Jonesing for Byzantium (UKA Press, 2006)
The Rainflock Sings Again (Unsolicited Press, 2019)
Digby Roundabout (Kelsay Books, 2017)
A Jerusalem of Ponds (Erbacce Press, 2016)
Little Town gods (Folded Word, 2016)
Cousins Over Colder Fields (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Roseorange (Flutter Press, 2013)
American Bruise (Parallel Press, 2012)
Torn Sky Bleeding Blue (Erbacce Press, 2010)
The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008)
Prizes won: 

Nomination for Pushcart Prize (2021),  

Nonination for Best of the Net (2023)

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Born in: 
Atlanta, GA
Raised in: 
Jonesboro, GA
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Last update: Oct 01, 2023