Archive for the ‘poetry’ Category

Award Eligibility, “Stalemate” reviews, Rhysling

This year, I have three pieces in the short story category, of which I would like to promote two for fiction award eligibility. (Please promote yours, too!) “A City on its Tentacles” – a slipstream/fantasy/magic realist short story about a mother and a chronically ill child. It appeared in in the inaugural issue of Lackington’s,

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Two new poems, and the Strange Horizons fund drive

So, earlier this week, Strange Horizons published my poem “The rivers, the birchgroves, all the receding earth.” It is a very Russian poem; it is short and has hares. Each spring the rivers rose, I pushed my boat out to the drowning forest. Hares stood on tree stumps, shaking. Each to each rattled the babble

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Theories of Pain, and two poem recommendations

My surrealist piece “Theories of Pain”, which first appeared in Daily Science Fiction, will be reprinted in The Humanity of Monsters, an anthology edited by Michael Matheson for ChiZine Publications. It is scheduled to be published in late 2015. Thank you, Michael – and special thanks to Jonathan and Michele at DSF for publishing it,

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Two new pieces up, and a poem sale

My poem “After the Mistress of the Copper Mountain,” a queer retelling of one of my beloved childhood stories, is up at Through the Gate. This poem is dedicated to Shweta Narayan. My notes about the poem are at the website. This issue also contains work by Sonya Taaffe, Mari Ness, Michele Bannister, Jack H.

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Dualities

My mythic SFnal poem “Dualities” is up in Mythic Delirium. The universal flow of prime numbers unleashed from your/my sleeves surrounds you/me in pillars of light. I/you never understood math, you/I never knew much about architecture, languages, the processing of speech into data and storysong, that wordshaping that anchored me/you in the ground. You/I navigate

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A poem sale

My seasonal poem “The law of germinating seeds” will appear in a future issue of Goblin Fruit. Very happy about this. I love Goblin Fruit. “The law of germinating seeds” is a land-poem; there’s a small series of them now, together with “Landwork” (Goblin Fruit), “The rivers, the birchgroves, all the receding earth” (forthcoming at

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Uncanny: sale and interview

I am pleased to announce that my poem “Archival testimony fragments/minersong” will appear in Uncanny. This is a SFnal poem, which is rare for me, and it is set in the same SFnal universe as another poem of mine, “Dualities, ” which is forthcoming in Mythic Delirium.  I am thrilled that “Archival testimony fragments/minersong” has found a

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Two new sales

I’m happy to announce that my poem, “The Mikveh of Past Meanings,” will appear in Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévien and Gareth Prior. I am very excited about this project and cannot wait to see the final product. I have also sold a SFnal short story, “Stalemate,” to Lackington’s for their Institutions

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Spelling the Hours

Today, I wanted to talk a bit about Spelling the Hours, a bonus poetry chapbook that is offered for our higher-tier backers of An Alphabet of Embers (you can get an ebook of both An Alphabet of Embers and Spelling the Hours for 20$, and a paperback of both books + ebook versions for 45$).

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Baba Yaga in July Apex

  Almost forgot to post this – but my fairly humorous poem “Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money,” about the perils of crowdfunding, is up in July issue of Apex Magazine. A while ago I posted a draft of this poem for critique under lock on my Livejournal. Gillian commented: “And I accidentally found the

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