Music – “Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music, Vol. 1” Craig Leon

Today something different! I’d like to introduce you to a musician and some of his music: Craig Leon and “Nommos”. As you may or may not know, I’m a musician – a singer actually, although it seems I write more than I sing these days, but my first love was music. I have a Bachelor […]

Poetry Reviews: Cleveland Poets Stanley & Smith

Today’s post brings you two poetry reviews of chapbooks by Cleveland poets, one each by J. E. Stanley and dan smith. The Greater Cleveland area is a little hotbed of genre poetry! It is lucky enough to count Mary A. Turzillo, Geoffrey A. Landis and Joshua Gage among its inhabitants. Those three are award-winning poets […]

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

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.

Interview: Amal El-Mohtar

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 different kinds of honey. She is a two-time winner of the Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem (“Peach-Creamed Honey” and “Song for an Ancient City”), and edits Goblin Fruit, an online […]

Awards! Awards! Science Fiction Poetry Awards!

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 you in the coming months. It’s award season!!! With WorldCon this weekend, that may seem obvious, but the Hugo Award is for everything but poetry. So, the Science Fiction Poetry Association […]

Review: Come Late to the Love of Birds

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 of a kid’s animated TV series. She is the poetry editor of ChiZine: Treatments of Light and Shade in Words and the Co-Publisher (together with Brett Savory) […]