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Clockwork Phoenixes, Kickstarters and poems, oh my!

/ March 17th, 2013 / No Comments »

Because I never have enough to do (heh, heh) I have proposed a discussion, a workshop and three group readings for the upcoming ReaderCon convention in July. As of last week, all have been approved. I share their descriptions below.   GROUP READING: CLOCKWORK PHOENIX

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A 2009 essay on speculative poetry, reclaimed from the Wayback Machine

/ March 2nd, 2013 / 2 Comments »

The Speculative Poetry Scene Guest Blog by Mike Allen (on the now-defunct Nebula Awards site) posted on October 05 2009 I was lucky enough to attend two award ceremonies this year related to speculative writing. First, the Nebula Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, where I

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Speculative poetry editors make Best of 2012 recommendations

/ January 31st, 2013 / No Comments »

Writer and editor Rose Lemberg today posted a round-up of a weeklong project she organized in which editors of speculative poetry publications listed their top five favorite poems published in 2012 by venues other than their own. Individual recommendations come from Amal El-Mohtar (Goblin Fruit,)

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So what on Earth happened in 2012?

/ January 7th, 2013 / 4 Comments »

I’m still asking myself this. In terms of writing, editing and publishing, this was easily my biggest year since 2009 (when I was up for the Nebula for “The Button Bin” and had released the 10th anniversary issue of Mythic Delirium and the second volume

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“Machine Guns Loaded with Pomegranate Seeds” appears at Strange Horizons

/ November 19th, 2012 / No Comments »

My tongue-in-cheek anti-Persephone-poem poem “Machine Guns Loaded with Pomegranate Seeds” appeared today at Strange Horizons. My thanks to Sonya Taaffe for giving this piece a home. My thanks also to Amal El-Mohtar for this delightful Twitter review: Only @mythicdelirium could make me burst out laughing

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Poems accepted for Mythic Delirium 28

/ October 28th, 2012 / No Comments »

I’m pleased to announce the poems that will be appearing in Mythic Delirium 28, scheduled to be published in Spring 2013. It’s a pretty eclectic mix, though road trips figure prominently. Día de los Muertos • F.J. Bergmann The Beast • Rachel Manija Brown Mice

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“The Vigil” appears at Gobin Fruit

/ October 20th, 2012 / No Comments »

My poem “The Vigil,” dedicated to Nicole Kornher-Stace — and also one of my “Claire-dare” series of poems from late 2010 — has just appeared in the newest issue of Goblin Fruit. Making this appearance extra special, the audio reading is by Claire Suzanne Elizabeth

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“The Magic Walnut” from Mythic Delirium 25 a Dwarf Stars nominee

/ October 19th, 2012 / No Comments »

Congratulations to poet Sofía Rhei (and translator Lawrence Schimel) whose poem “The Magic Walnut” from Mythic Delirium 25 is a contender for the 2012 Dwarf Stars Awards. (I’ve mentioned earlier that my own poem co-written with Anita, “Unland, Unlife,” is also in the running, along

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Short story sale: part 2, the thank you note

/ October 10th, 2012 / No Comments »

Monday, I mentioned selling my new short story “Still Life With Skull” to Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction. What I didn’t mention was the minor miracle involved in finishing it and the people I need to thank. See, as it

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Performing “The Strip Search” tonight

/ October 6th, 2012 / No Comments »

Tonight I’ll be performing my poem “The Strip Search” at The Best of  the Best of No Shame Theatre, 8 p.m. at Mill Mountain Theatre’s Waldron Stage on Church Avenue in downtown Roanoke. The show is close to sold out already, but I believe there

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