Muse-Pie Press began publishing in 1980 with the publication of Muse-Pie: A Journal of Poetry #1.
As is the case with many small presses, publication ceased after Muse-Pie: A Journal of Poetry #2.
However, the Journal's demise did not stop the efforts of Muse-Pie Press. Quite the opposite occurred
over the years. Muse-Pie Press has since published 15 books of poetry and a broadside. Muse-Pie also
started publication of three international on-line poetry journals over the last ten years -
The Fib Review, Shot Glass Journal and Bent Ear Review.
At one point in Muse-Pie's early history, the press sponsored three poetry readings simultaneously, in Paterson, New Jersey at the old Question Mark Bar, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and at the William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts in Rutherford, New Jersey, where Muse-Pie's founder, R.G. Rader was Writer in Residence.
Muse-Pie has developed a reputation for being open to all styles and genres of the poetic voice, including haiku, experimental work, and confessionalist, narrative, academic, philosophical, formalist, Spoken Word or other contemporary styles and genres.
We continue to search for poets with a voice beyond the mundane and an ear for the rhythms and voices of tradition or the freedom to experiment with new forms, sounds, and voices, all of which understand metaphor and the elevation of language as centers of the poetic initiative. If it is good poetry, with technical proficiency and emotional appeal, Muse-Pie takes it seriously.