Monday, April 30, 2007

John Kuhn and D. Kopaska-Merkel at TSR

A couple of poetic goodies for you over at The Sword Review.

First, another rhyming bit of science fictional gorgeousness from John Kuhn titled "Modulation", constructed in parts that tell a stor and from which this excerpt:

She yet remained his wife, endured his chill,
and walked behind him cloaked from head to toe
to save him from temptation’s harmful blow—
for fragile grew the system from that pill
whose wiry tendrils pulsed to somehow still
the pulse of flesh and stifle ardor’s flow.
So fragile did the system in him grow,
and yet it bound like iron his once-free will.


From Davic C. Kopaska Merkel comes "Leviathan, rising", which begins:

the pond, a dark fathomless pool,
pulls the house into its wild
fishy frontier, furrowing the garden,

I think you'll enjoy them both, the science-fictional and the mythical-fantastical. Go, read.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pasadena Star News Article

Nice little article featuring Debbie Kolodji and talking about speculative poetry:

"Temple City Woman has Passion for Sci-Fi Poetry"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Visit the new (and nicer) site for Dreams & Nightmares.

I still haven't read the latest issue I received, or my Mythic 2, but then, I'm so behind on my reading...

Patricia Kelly's "Hierophany"

I like how this poem has that bit of mystery that the reader must puzzle out himself/herself:


Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I got so excited when I saw familiar and fave names on there: Valente, Romanko, Tentchoff, Kolodji, Simon, and a poet whose growing strongly on me, Vanderhooft.

Head over right now: GOBLIN FRUIT, Spring 2007 issue

And as a special happy bonus, a writer/poet I simply love, and a nifty blogger, Samantha Henderson, has won the Faerie Queen Contest over there with "Queen Elizabeth and the Fox." Marcie Tentchoff ranked third. Great showing!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Get a Poem A Day: National Poetry Month

Knopf will send you a poem a day throughout the month. Subscribe by sending a blank email to this addy:

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Donna Royston Reviews MYTHIC 2

In fact, Mythic 2 can be viewed as its own fantasy universe, with a heavenly realm of gods, a middle realm of lesser magic and human enchantment, and a lower realm where all the magic has drained away, leaving imperfect memories and forlorn longing for opportunities for erudite display. So why don't we, as a way of exploring what Mythic 2 has to offer, take a grand tour through all its mythic realms?

Follow Royston on that tour in "Strange Horizon Reviews Mythic 2, edited by Mike Allen"

Monday, April 2, 2007

Rush over to HELIX for a feast of spec poetry

HELIX offers several poems in their current issue:

"What Happens in Space-Time"
by Greg Beatty

"Berry Cobbler"
by Samantha Henderson

"I Can Feel the Drilling"
by Drew Morse

"Prometheus Bound"
by Mikal Trimm

"Loup garou"
by Serena Fusek

"E-Meter Messiah"
by Mary Horton

The last listed by Horton and the one by Trimm both include some Christian references.

Check them all out.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

List of Rhysling Nominees up at SFPA Site

Visit the SFPA site for the list of Rhysling Award nominees in short and long form. All nominated poems are speculative and were pubbed in 2006, and all will be included in the 2007 Rhysling Anthology.

Yours truly is listed in the short form category for "Into the Heart."

More info about the Rhysling Award here.