Editor’s Note, August 4

Hi, there, Fickle Muses friends and fans. Did you miss us? We definitely missed you!

So we want to welcome you back by welcoming back FM contributor James Nicola. Dip more than just your toe into his delightful poems “Sisyphus Revisited” and “In Crosswords We Recall.” I love the way he plays with language, giving it a vitality with an upbeat tone even when dealing with poor Sisyphus and his eternal boulder.

So enjoy and we’ll be back next week with a short story!


Angela Maria Williams


Fickle Muses


Contributor’s Notes: ames B. Nicola has had over 300 poems published in periodicals including the Atlanta Review, Tar River, Texas Review, Lyric, and Nimrod. A Yale grad and stage director by profession, his book Playing the Audience won a Choice Award. As a poet, he also won the Dana Literary Award and a People’s Choice award (from Storyteller); was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award; and was featured poet at New Formalist. His children’s musical, “Chimes: A Christmas Vaudeville” premiered in Fairbanks, Alaska—with Santa Claus in attendance opening night