Thank you to Lis and the team at Vraeyda Literary’s MacroMicroCosm journal for publishing three of my speculative poems: Ansible Dreams, We Small Readers, and Chaos Theory (The Mandlebrot Set). It’s always exciting when my work finds a home!
My poems can be read via purchasing either the print or PDF version of the journal.
A mighty shout out to the two prose pieces within Astral, Matthew Buscemi’s To Shape the Future, and Sacha Rosel’s Into Something Rich and Strange (from Chapter 1 of her newly released novel My Heart is The Tempest). We have multiple pieces of poetry from longstanding contributor Adrienne Stevenson, Peter Graarup Westergaard (from his Warning Light Calling collection done in a dissident Soviet style, not dogma), and returning contributor Matthew Fast, who has the prestige to have been in the primordial issue of MacroMicroCosm years ago. Fast’s poetry is based off his song lyrics for the upcoming The Far Lands album, and I am pumped about hearing it via bandcamp when it hits Abram’s Epilogue.
Michael Janairo gives us three poems, while Sapha Burnell closes us off with one we used to end Volume 7 and bring on the stellar theme to Volume 8. Art by Sarah Melgoza & Katelyn Lane surrounds the poetry, while our last contributor is a posthumous submission by the estate of Cotrina Graham Smith. We hope you enjoy seeing 1980’s layouts, we got a kick out of them! So much so we featured the poems ‘as is’.
A Quarterly Digital literary & art journal dedicated to speculative fiction, art & literary criticism. A celebration of the weird, strange and perceptibly odd. A review of books, music, film & art. Home of our MacroMicroCosm Book Review Podcast& YouTube channel. Features articles on creative development & philosophy. MacroMicroCosm embraces a broad base of fiction and non-fiction with fantasy, magic realism, science-fiction and futurist elements in poetry, short story, art, photography, and comic.
This is my second poem in this publication, which is out of India. My first work was “Instructions for Astronauts,” which was in Issue 8. The new poem has been selected be a new editorial team, which started with Issue 15. I think Mithila Review does a great job of bringing together interesting writing and writers from around the world.
Thank you to Ishita Singh, the managing editor, and the whole crew at Mithila Review. Check it out.
More specifically, my poem, “An Offering,” has been nominated for a 2021 Rhysling Award in the category of long poem by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
The nominations are anonymous, so thank you to whoever nominated my poem.
One thing this means is that the poem is being republished in the 2021 Rhysling Anthology, edited by Alessandro Manzetti. You can pick up a copy, check out all the other great nominees, and support the work of speculative poets on the SFPA website.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, of which I am a member, has just announced the winners of the 42nd annual Rhysling Awards for best speculative poems of the year.
The winners were selected in two categories, Long Form and Short Form Poems, which were nominated by the members of the organization. From 67 publications. 77 poems in the Short Form category and 49 poems in the Long Form category were reviewed for almost 16 weeks by the membership, which includes award-winning educators, scholars, and poets from a diverse range of literary traditions and specializations. This year, the membership selected the following winners (links to the poems included where possible):