Speculative Poetry Round-up January 2014

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Diane goes walkabout on the web and discovers a surprisingly large amount of speculative fiction poetry, just waiting for you all to drop by.

Poetry Review – Offspring of the Moon, by John W. Sexton

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Offspring of the Moon is a beautiful little volume of 57 Moon Wind mostly short length poems. The cover art by Ludmila Korol, called "Moon Wind" is stunningly perfect and beautiful on the paperback cover. I was drawn in by the vividness of the imagery and found a kinship with the weird.

Etymology

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Cedar Sanderson discusses etymology and writing influences.

Poetry Review: Transmissions to the Mystic Nebula

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A collection of intensely intimate poetry which map a life

Speculative Poetry Round-up October/November 2013

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A round-up of the speculative poetry I’ve found online in the past month or so.

Finding Poetry in Prose

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I’m in school, taking two literature classes this semester, and in the good class (yes, there is also a bad class) we learned about making ‘found poetry’ a process that I really enjoyed. I came home, looked at my shelves full of eclectic books, and said “hm... I wonder what I could do with some classic SF."

Interview: Amal El-Mohtar

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Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of spontaneous short stories and poems written to the taste of 28...

Review: Unexplained Fevers, by Jeannine Hall Gailey

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Unexplained Fevers brings Snow White, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and others into the present day and/or the real world, making them get MRI’s, buy cars, and putting their images in glossy magazines.

Poetry Roundup – September 2013

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A summary of excellent SF poetry that can be found online.

More Science Fiction Poetry Awards – The Rhysling Award

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The Rhysling Award, the Science Fiction Poetry Association's award for poetry in two length categories

An Elegy to Pohl

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This homage to Frederik Pohl is by no means a reflection on the author’s complete body of work enjoyed by his fans over the years. It just can’t be done in this small of a space. This is but a tiny glimpse at the work of a man many of us looked up to. This is a look at his first publication – his first of many.

Awards! Awards! Science Fiction Poetry Awards!

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After an extended summer break I've returned with lots of exciting news and a whole bunch of wonderful books, which I'll be reviewing for...

A Fan’s History, Part the Next….

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Fan Fahnestalk takes us through dead tree 'zines, 'live pixel' zines, IBM Selectrics, toner feel and more in this personal fan history.

Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future

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Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future by Martin Caidin is literally a blast from the past. It is a delightfully historical account of man’s progression into space – because rockets are cool.

Conociendo a Tanya Tynjäla – Escritora de CF

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Tanya Tynjäla - Escritora de Cf y Fantasía. Profesora de francés.   M. C. Carper para Amazing Stories Magazine: Hola ¿Quién eres? Preséntate con tus palabras,...

Review: Come Late to the Love of Birds

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Come Late to the Love of Birds, by Sandra Kasturi Tightrope Books, 2012 ISBN 9781926639512   Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, and editor, as well as co-creator...

Reviews: Inhuman / Edible Zoo

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Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse by Joshua Gage (Published by The Poet's Haven - No. 18 in the Poet's Haven Author Series). OK, imagine...

Review: Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness

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I mentioned Cthulhu Haiku and Other Mythos Madness, edited by Lester Smith (popcorn press) in a previous post, promising to review in full here...

Lovers, Killers, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella

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Hello folks! And welcome to my little spot on the interwebs. Thanks for joining me! April is National Poetry Month (in the USA). I...
Roger Ebert

The Clubhouse: Roger Ebert, Death of a Gafiate

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The death of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has already been eulogized far and wide. Most of the accolades concentrate, rightfully so,...
Eric Needham, 1955.

The Clubhouse: Widowers, fandom’s answer to the limerick

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Fans are nothing if not creative and, over the decades, fandom has come up with not only our own jargon and customs, but also...

Interview with Bruce Boston – Part 2

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Welcome back to my little spot on Amazing Stories. I tell you, it’s really exciting that I've been given the opportunity to bring you...

The Long and the Short Of It

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So you’ve got this great idea bouncing around in your head. It’s been following you around for a while now. You’ve worked out a...

Interview with Bruce Boston – Part 1

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Bruce Boston. Among speculative poets and those who read it, he’s a well-known name. But just in case YOU are not familiar with him,...

Edgar Allan Poe – Part 2

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Few poems have been quoted, misquoted and satirized as much as Poe’s The Raven, and in truth it’s style and gothic theme are easy...

Various and Sundry Science Fiction Poetry

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Welcome back! I have a bit of a hodge-podge for you today. The interview with Bruce Boston has been postponed for two weeks -...

A Broader View of Science-Fiction Poetry

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Paul Cook’s essay on the badness of SF poetry makes a few good points—while being woefully clueless in other respects. As someone with a...

Why Science Fiction Poetry is Embarrassingly Bad

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I have been bothered for a long time by what passes for science fiction poetry, at least the kinds of “verse” (I use the...

The House of Forever – Samantha Henderson

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Oh hi! I'm glad you're back! Or maybe you're visiting me for the first time? Either way, I have a wonderful little book of...

The First Poem Written in Space

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The real scandal is that it took anyone this long to write a poem in space. The solution is easy.