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

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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...

Speculative Poetry Round Up October 2014

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Bringing you the first Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual Halloween poetry reading.

Poetry Review – Undoing Winter by Shannon Connor Winward

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A review of a fabulous little chapbook written by Shannon Connor Winward: "Undoing Winter"

Magazine Review – Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

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A review of a brand new online speculative fiction poetry magazine.

Interview with Elizabeth Barrette, Part 2

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The conclusion of Diane Severson's interview with poet and author Elizabeth Barrette.

Interview – Elizabeth Barrette, Poet and Wordsmith

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An interview with full-time wordsmith Elizabeth Barrette

Poetry Review – Wolf Skin by Mary McMyne

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Fairy Tale reeducation via poetry

Genre Poetry Round Up August 2014

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Our Diva delivers a short report on Worldcon and then dives right back into poetry

Poetry – Elgin Award Nominee Showcase

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Today, something different. Spending a bit of time with the Elgin Award nominees.

Poetry – Embrace the Hideous Immaculate, C. Hensley

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"Horror is a church. Its blood-stained glass both colors and reflects its readers' worldview. It sacrifices many readers on the altar of repugnance."

Poetry Round Up June 2014

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A roundup of Sonya Taaffe's poetry in a variety of print and online outlets. Quite the tour!

Poetry Review: Scenes Along the Zombie Highway, Clark

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Clark’s poems are first and foremost informative, then creepy, grisly and even a little bit tongue-in-cheek funny.

Poetry Review: Luminous Worlds, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

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A review of Luminous Worlds, including mythology, zombies and Lovecraftian horror

Magazine Review – Mythic Delirium – A Transition

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A review of the entire 30th issue of Mythic Delirium magazine.

Poetry Round-up April 2014

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Trolling the internet for wonderful tidbits of and about poetry, this is what I came away with.

Poetry Review: Blue Sunset by Mary Jo Rabe

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A review of the latest poetry collection - Blue Sunset - from Mary Jo Rabe.

Poetry Reviews: An Antho & chapbook by R. Jones

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Diva Diane goes one better! Reviews of When Rockets Burn Through and Space Of Their Own. More poetry audio today than you can shake a stick at - so save your energy and listen instead.

Speculative Poetry Round-up 2/2014: (Mostly) British

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Diane confesses: you're only getting this speculative poetry roundup because she didn't finish her review. But don't worry, it's mostly British....

Poetry Reviews: Cleveland Poets Stanley & Smith

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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...

2013 Recap – A Year of Science Fiction Poetry

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Speculative poetry - 2013 year in review

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.

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.

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

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...

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...