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Archive for May, 2012

Emily Jiang and Rose Lemberg In Conversation

As part of our series on poetry, I was happy to get Emily Jiang and Rose Lemberg to talk with me about their experiences with the speculative poetry community. You can tell that this was recorded before Wiscon; I hope that everyone had a great time there! You can read more of Emily’s work at […]

Speculative Poetry

Marge Simon’s works appear in publications such as Strange Horizons, Niteblade, and others. In addition to her poetry, she has published two prose collections: Christina’s World (Sam’s Dot Publications, 2008) and Like Birds in the Rain (Sam’s Dot, 2007). She won the Bram Stoker Award™ for Superior Work in Poetry for Vectors: A Week in […]

The Invisible Prominence of SF Poetry

F.J. Bergmann is the editor of Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and the poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. Her poetry awards include a Rhysling. Her fourth chapbook, Out of the Black Forest, a series of conflated fairy-tale poems, will be published by Centennial Press in 2012. She […]

Divided by a Common Genre

Denise Dumars is an experienced writer of spirituality, horror and poetry, an editor, and a teacher and tutor of English at the college level. She has published two collections of short stories; two non-fiction books, including The Dark Archetype (with Lori Nyx), and numerous chapbooks of poetry, the most recent of which is Letting in […]

623 Words About Speculative Poetry

Award-winning horror author Gemma Files is also a film critic, teacher, screenwriter, Writer’s Guild of Canada member, wife and mother. In 1999, her story “The Emperor’s Old Bones” won an International Horror Guild award for Best Short Fiction. Her most recent book is A Rope of Thorns, with A Tree of Bones coming out later […]

Asian American SF Poetry

An award-winning Laotian American speculative poet, Bryan Thao Worra holds a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. A professional member of the Horror Writer Association and the Science Fiction Poetry Association, his work is taught and published internationally. He serves as the Creative Works Editor for the Journal of Southeast Asian […]

Into the Dark, Singing

Ann K. Schwader’s most recent speculative poetry collection is Twisted in Dream (Hippocampus Press, 2011). Her previous collection, Wild Hunt of the Stars (Sam’s Dot, 2010) was a 2010 Bram Stoker Award Finalist. I’m a member of both SFWA and SFPA, the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I have read both science fiction and poetry most […]

Let us go then, you and I: an introduction to speculative poetry

Mike Allen’s first short story collection, The Button Bin and Other Horrors, is scheduled for an early fall release from Apex Publications. He’s been a finalist for the Nebula Award for short fiction and won the Rhysling Award for poetry three times. He’s written two novels, both of which are house-hunting. He’s also editor of […]

Last Call for the Locus Kickstarter

Update: The Kickstarter effort has closed now, and we raised $24,197 towards our archival efforts. Thanks so much to everyone that chipped in for this! There’s only a few hours left to donate, and if you do you can get a t-shirt with a Shaun Tan design on it made specifically for this effort. We’re […]

Mike Allen and F. J. Bergman in Conversation

Today we’re kicking off a series of blog posts that will focus on sf poetry. What does the sf in sf poetry stand for? That’s a matter of some debate, and it’s just a small part of what Mike and F. J. talk about in this podcast. Also mentioned are what they look for in […]

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