Hello again, friends! Welcome to the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the 2017 Rhysling Poets’ Showcase.
Today I’m pleased and privileged to introduce six more poets whose Rhysling-nominated poems you can read in the Anthology. If you are a member of the SFPA, you will receive a print copy of that anthology.
If you aren’t a member, you may purchase a PDF or pre-order the print anthology now). As noted before, we will link to the nominated poems here where possible. (Some poems appear only in print but we are working on getting around that).
Without any further ado — though I’m sorely tempted to ado more and ado yet more — here is the next group of Rhysling-nominated poets.
- De Winter, Corrine • “Always the Black and White Keys” (note: scroll down to 3rd featured poem in this call for submissions) Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. III, ed. David E. Cowen
- Dioses, Ashley • “My Corpse, My Groom” • The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy 1 • “Witch Lord of the Hunt” • Eternal Haunted Summer, Spring
- Dorr, James S. • “Godzilla vs. King Kong” • Dreams and Nightmares 103
- Sereno, M • “To the weaver, from the woman who slew Bakunawa” • Stone Telling 13
- Sexton, John W. • “The Bird Prince” • Faerie Magazine, Summer • “Sappho and the Woman of Starlight” • Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter
- Simon, Marge • “George Tecumseh Sherman’s Ghosts” • Silver Blade 32 • “Less than Human” • You, Human (Dark Regions Press)
Corrine De Winter is a Stoker Award winner for her poetry collection The Women at the Funeral. She has won numerous awards for her writing from the New York Quarterly, Triton College of Arts & Sciences, and the Rhysling Science Fiction Award. William Packard, former editor of the New York Quarterly, was a mentor, publishing De Winter’s work early on and inviting her to write “The Present State of American Poetry,” a regular feature in the journal. A naturalist, philanthropist, metaphysical seeker, artist, and the founder of “Small World Fund For Children,” host for Supernatural Radio on BlogTalkRadio.com, De Winter lives between this world and the next. Visit her website at corrinedewinter.com.
Ashley Dioses is a poet of dark fantasy and horror from southern California. Her debut poetry collection, Diary of a Sorceress, is forthcoming from Hippocampus Press in 2018. Her poetry has appeared in Weird Fiction Review, Spectral Realms, Weirdbook Magazine, Xnoybis, Necronomicum, Gothic Blue Book, and elsewhere. Her poem “Carathis,” published in Spectral Realms No. 1, appeared in Ellen Datlow’s full recommended Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven list. Aside from writing, her other passions include martial arts and delving into esoteric and occult studies. Follow Ashley on Twitter at @adioses14.
Indiana writer and poet James S. Dorr’s The Tears of Isis was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. Other books include Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance, Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and his all-poetry Vamps (A Retrospective). Currently in press is a novel-in-stories, Tombs: A Chronicle of Latter-Day Times of Earth, scheduled for a June 1 release by Elder Signs Press. An active member of HWA and SFWA with more than 500 individual appearances from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Yellow Bat Review, Dorr invites readers to visit his blog at jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com.
M Sereno is a Filipina writer and artist. Her writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Interfictions, Uncanny, Stone Telling, and Goblin Fruit, among others. As Likhain, her art has appeared on anthology and novella covers, as internal illustrations, and in private collections. She is a 2016 Tiptree Fellow and a finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. Forged in the fires of Metro Manila, she now makes her home in regional Australia with her partner, their pomeranians, and their princess cat. Find her on Twitter as @likhain or visit her websites at http://likhain.net and http://awitin.likhain.net.
John W. Sexton lives in the Republic of Ireland and is a Muse pagan. His fifth poetry collection, The Offspring of the Moon, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2013. In 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. His poems are widely published and some have appeared in Dreams & Nightmares, Eye to the Telescope, Grievous Angel, The Pedestal Magazine, Rose Red Review, Star*Line, and Strange Horizons.
Marge Simon lives in Ocala, Florida, and is married to Bruce Boston. She edits a column, “Blood & Spades: Poets of the Dark Side,” for the Horror Writers Association’s monthly newsletter and serves as Chair of the HWA Board of Trustees. She won the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award in 2010 and the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award for Poetry three times, in 2007, 2012, and 2013. From the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) she won the Rhysling Award in 1996 and 2015, the Dwarf Stars Award in 2012, and the Elgin Award for best poetry collection in 2015. In addition, the SFPA designated her a Grand Master in 2015. Marge has work in the anthology Scary Out There, a story and poems in You, Human, and fiction in Chiral Mad 4 (Dark Regions Press, 2017). She has also illustrated five Bram Stoker Award collections. Visit Marge’s website at margesimon.com.