You can point toward the Odyssey and Tennyson and Blake and Poe and any number of precedents, but for all intents and purposes, science fiction poetry existed in a dormant state until the latter Sixties, when poetry began regular appearances in science fiction publications on both sides of the Atlantic. To cite two of several high profile examples, poems were consistently collected in the Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction anthologies and New Worlds.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
A Primer on Fantastic Poetry
Read Robert Frazier's article "Alchemical Post-Its: A Primer on Fantastic Poetry"