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 […]
Bringing you the first Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual Halloween poetry reading.
A review of a fabulous little chapbook written by Shannon Connor Winward: “Undoing Winter”
A review of a brand new online speculative fiction poetry magazine.
The conclusion of Diane Severson’s interview with poet and author Elizabeth Barrette.
An interview with full-time wordsmith Elizabeth Barrette
Fairy Tale reeducation via poetry
Our Diva delivers a short report on Worldcon and then dives right back into poetry
Today, something different. Spending a bit of time with the Elgin Award nominees.
“Horror is a church. Its blood-stained glass both colors and reflects its readers’ worldview. It sacrifices many readers on the altar of repugnance.”
A roundup of Sonya Taaffe’s poetry in a variety of print and online outlets. Quite the tour!
Clark’s poems are first and foremost informative, then creepy, grisly and even a little bit tongue-in-cheek funny.
A review of Luminous Worlds, including mythology, zombies and Lovecraftian horror
A review of the entire 30th issue of Mythic Delirium magazine.
Trolling the internet for wonderful tidbits of and about poetry, this is what I came away with.
A review of the latest poetry collection – Blue Sunset – from Mary Jo Rabe.
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.
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….
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 […]
Speculative poetry – 2013 year in review
Diane goes walkabout on the web and discovers a surprisingly large amount of speculative fiction poetry, just waiting for you all to drop by.
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.
A collection of intensely intimate poetry which map a life
A round-up of the speculative poetry I’ve found online in the past month or so.
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 […]
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.
A summary of excellent SF poetry that can be found online.
The Rhysling Award, the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s award for poetry in two length categories
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 […]
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) […]