SFPA December 2020 Round-Up

Every month:

     I ask SFPA members to let me know what poetry and poetry-related items they’ve newly released into the world. And once they let me know, I let the blog know.

     So here’s the tally for December 2020.


Ruth Berman

poem, “Watson’s Plane,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, January/February 2021, https://www.elleryqueenmysterymagazine.com/

R. Thursday

poem, “Why did White People Conquer the World for Spices and then Never Used Them”, Drunk Monkeys, Nov. 2020, https://www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts/2020/11/16/poetry-why-did-white-people-conquer-the-world-for-spices-and-then-never-use-them-r-thursday

Elizabeth R. McClellan

poem, “There Must Be Blood,” Rejection Letters, October 8, 2020, https://rejection-letters.com/2020/10/08/there-must-be-blood/

poem, “Las Tardes Con Los Muertos,” Rejection Letters, November 11, 2020, https://rejection-letters.com/2020/11/19/las-tardes-con-los-muertos/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Hazel Ann Lee

poem, “Dusk The Enchanting Progression,” Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, Special Art Issue-December 1, 2020 Vol. 2 Issue 3, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/

poem, “Time of Fruition,” Frost Zone Zine, Issue 2 (Winter 2020/21), https://frostzonezine.com/

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

2 poems, “Gravity Wave” and “Instar,” Eldritch Science, November 2020, http://n3f.org/zines/eldritchscience/

Jean-Paul L. Garnier

collection, Betelgeuse Dimming, Space Cowboy Books, Dec 8, 2020, https://spacecowboybooks.bandcamp.com/album/betelgeuse-dimming-album-ebook

Michael H. Payne

31 poems, #255 – 285, Plague Year Poems: A Poem a Day for the Duration, December 1-31, 2020, http://pandora.xepher.net/images/plague.html

Rich Magahiz

2 poems, “reactor control” and “receding glow,” Failed Haiku, Volume 5 Issue 20, https://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue60.pdf

Rich Magahiz and John W Sexton

poem, “yes no urge,” Under the Bashō 2020, https://underthebasho.com/current-year/linked-forms/3592-yes-no-urge.html

Sara Backer

non-spec poem, “Half of Courage Is Rage,” Unbroken, Issue 27, http://unbrokenjournal.com/2020/10/half-of-courage-is-rage/

non-spec poem, “History,” The Pedestal Magazine, Issue 87, https://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/sara-backer-history/

Lynne Sargent

poem, “Vast Uncountable Things,” New Myth’s Twilight Worlds Anthology, December 2020, https://www.amazon.com/dp/193935417X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=twilight+world+scott+barnes&qid=1607813243&s=books&sr=1-1

Gerri Leen

poem, “Heart of a Champion,” Neo-Opsis, Issue 31, November 2020, http://www.neo-opsis.ca/Thirty-One.htm

poem, “Look Right,” Dreams & Nightmares, Issue 116, October 2020, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2020/08/083020.html

poem, “When First You Wooed Me,” HWA Poetry Showcase VII, November 2020, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1732803560

poem, “Homing,” Songs of Eretz, Spring Issue, December 2020, http://www.songsoferetz.com/2020/12/winter-2020-spring-issue.html

2 poems, “The First Christmas After” and “Dressed in Holiday Style,”  CHRISTMAS, December 2020, https://www.amazon.com/CHRISTMAS-collection-poetry-Christmas-around/dp/B08QKVWPMV

Bill Ratner

poem/solo book, “Empathy,” Poems-For-All, Winter 2020, https://poems-for-all.com/

Gene Twaronite

poetry collection, What the Gargoyle Sees, Kelsay Books, Dec 2020, https://kelsaybooks.com/products/what-the-gargoyle-sees?_pos=1&_sid=201fac46e&_ss=r

Deborah L. Davitt

poem, spec, “Broken Mirror,” Silver Blade #48, December 16, 2020, https://www.silverblade.net/2020/11/broken/

Adam Gibbs

poem, “A New Christmas Tradition?”, Absolute Absurditea, https://absolute-absurditea.com/poems/a-new-christmas-tradition

G. O. Clark

poem, “Leisureville”, HWA Poetry Showcase VII, Nov 2020, https://www.amazon.com/HWA-Poetry-Showcase-Stephanie-Wytovich/dp/1732803560

Jane Yolen

3 poems, “Kelpies’ Crossing”, “Ustarts”, and “Robber Girl”, Poetry for the Thoughtful Young, B Cubed Press, Oct. 2020, https://www.bcubedpress.com/shop/p/ogng73wevgm46clwojz7rk11byhlh4-f6d8c

poem, “Tiger’s Husband”, Wicked Women, New England Horror Writers, Nov. 2020, https://www.bookdepository.com/Wicked-Women-Jane-Yolen/9780998185446

Alan Vincent Michaels

poem, “fish tacos,” Imagine: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, December 20, 2020, https://aetherealengineer.com/2020/12/20/sfs34/

poem, “wander in wonder,” Creep: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, October 18, 2020, https://aetherealengineer.com/2020/10/18/sfs25/

Shira Lipkin

editor, Liminality #26, Winter 2020, http://www.liminalitypoetry.com/issue-26-winter-2020-21/

Anna Cates

3 poems, “The Dark Tower,” “Sleeping Beauty,” Love Draught,” Strange Horizons, 7 December 2020, http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/three-triolets/

collection, The Golem & the Nazi, Red Moon Press, Nov 2019, https://www.redmoonpress.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=322&osCsid=d8d46e950dff6e522565d31d5468ab9d

collection, The Journey, Wipf and Stock Publishers, March 2020, https://wipfandstock.com/the-journey.html

Ken Poyner

5 poems, genre, web, ”The Occupation of the Giants”, “The Heart Attack”, “Execution”, “Religion Amongst the Ants” & “Timepiece”, Siren’s Call #52, Winter 2020, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_December2020.pdf

poem, genre, web, “The Robot by the Fireplace ”, Misery Tourism, 12/23/2020, http://www.miserytourism.com/the-robot-by-the-fireplace/

poem, genre, web, “Robotic Affair” Silver Blade #48, https://www.silverblade.net/2020/11/robotic-affair/

2 poems, genre, web, “Child Development” & “The Anti-Robot Sex League”, Sein und Werden Winter 2020, http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/winter20/contents.html

S. T. Eleu

poem, “Terrestrial Extinctions 101,” Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy Issue 257 Volume 24, Dec. 2020, https://www.aphelion-webzine.com

Elizabeth R. McClellan

poem, “At the Information Desk,” The Wondrous Real, December 2020, https://www.wondrousrealmag.com/post/at-the-information-desk

Frank Coffman

poem, “The Line,” HWA Poetry Showcase, vol. VII, December 2020, https://www.amazon.com/HWA-Poetry-Showcase-Stephanie-Wytovich/dp/1732803560

poem, “Rolf’s Ride,” Whetstone: Amateur Magazine of Sword & Sorcery #2, https://whetstonemag.blogspot.com/2020/12/whetstone-issue-2-now-available.html

poem, “Words on Ghastly Vellum Writ,” Phantasmagoria Magazine: Horror, Fantasy & Sci Fi, issue 17, XMAS/Winter 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Phantasmagoria-Magazine-Issue-Trevor-Kennedy/dp/B08R4FB5FW/

Juleigh Howard-Hobson

poem, genre, “The Holiday Special at The Lizard King’s Place Wasn’t What We Thought It Was”, The Minison Project Issue 4, Dec 2020, https://theminisonproject.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/mz-issue-4-2.pdf

poem, non-genre, “What My Grandfather Said About Dirt”, The 2020 Mizmor Anthology, Poetica Publishing, Nov 2020, https://www.poeticapublishing.com/mizmor-anthology

Geoffrey A. Landis

1 new poem, “A World of Ghosts,” and 3 reprints, “How the Frogs Survived,” “The Long Trajectory” & “Everything decays,” Siren’s Call #52, Winter 2020, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_December2020.pdf

poem, reprint, “10 ways to tell if your cat is a space alien,” The Year of the Cat: A Cat of Space and Time, WMG publishing, 2020, https://www.wmgpublishinginc.com/project/a-cat-of-roving-nature/

2 poems, reprint, “Shout” and “A Villanelle”, Writer’s Egg, issue 4, Nov. 2020, https://writerseggmagazine.co.uk/product/issue-4/

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “what is the word?”, Dissident Voice, December 13, 2020, https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/12/what-is-the-word/

poem, “The River Cam”, Former People, December 8, 2020, https://formerpeople.wordpress.com/2020/12/09/the-river-cam/

poem, “Rediscovered Memory”, Scarlet Leaf, November 27, 2020, https://www.scarletleafreview.com/poems24/category/robin-wyatt-dunn

prose poetry novella, City, Winter, November 20, 2020, https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1033751

poem, “no brutal dynasty”, The Borderless Journal, November 12, 2020, https://borderlessjournal.com/2020/11/12/no-brutal-dynasty/

Christina M. Rau

readings, Destinies: The Voice of Science Fiction, December 11, 2020 at http://www.captphilonline.com/Destinies/Destinies_12_11_20.mp3 and December 18, 2020 at http://www.captphilonline.com/Destinies/Destinies_12_18_20.mp3

Herb Kauderer

2 poems, “The First Dragon” & “Skyhook, Altered Reality Magazine, 12/14/20, https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/the-first-dragon-by-herb-kauderer/ & https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/skyhook-by-herb-kauderer/

poem, “Pandemic: A Community Poem”, by 220 poets including Herb Kauderer, Muse-Pie Press, http://www.musepiepress.com/pandemic.html

collection, The Book of Fibs, Rakuten Kobo, 12/31/20, https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-book-of-fibs

Colleen Anderson

poem, “Tales Never Told”, Penumbric, Dec. 2020, http://penumbric.com/currentissue/cover.html

poem, “The Hidden Truth,” Silver Blade #48, Dec. 2020, https://www.silverblade.net/2020/11/the-hidden-truth/

poem, “Aphrodite’s Pearls,” Songs of Eretz, Winter 2020 Spring Issue, Dec. 2020, http://www.songsoferetz.com/

poem, “Dragon’s Hoard,”, The Fifth Di…, Dec. 2020, Hiraeth Publishing, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/fifth-di-december-2020-edited-by-tyree-campbell

Jenny Blackford

poem, “Loneliness explained,” Lucent Dreaming issue 8, Winter 2020, https://lucentdreaming.com/product/lucent-dreaming-issue-8/

poem, “Carrowmore Neolithic cemetery, Sligo,” Booranga Writers Centre fourW anthology, Dec 2020, https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/booranga/fourW

poem, “The Christmas Ornament Mystery,” Polu Texni, 21 Dec 2020 (Christmas)  http://www.polutexni.com/?p=10743

Monica Louzon

poem, “Betrothed”, Honeyguide Literary Magazine, 15 Oct. 2020, https://molowrites.wordpress.com/2020/10/17/publication-poetry-betrothed/

poem, “snailshell house”, Quatrain.Fish, 18 Oct. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/632329985646002176/monica-louzon

poem, “shifting sands”, Quatrain.Fish, 22 Oct. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/632692352302088192/monica-louzon

poem, “Curveball”, Quatrain.Fish, 27 Nov. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/635978376246657024/monica-louzon

poem, “Your hip”, Quatrain.Fish, 1 Dec. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/636320026773880832/monica-louzon

poem, “when i found you”, Octavos, 3 Dec. 2020, https://microverses.net/archives/344

poem, “racing doors”, Quatrain.Fish, 5 Dec. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/636682401821655040/monica-louzon

poem, “Show me pelicans”, Quatrain.Fish, 9 Dec. 2020, https://quatrain.fish/post/637044947043958784/monica-louzon

Mary Soon Lee

poem, “Mended,” F&SF, November/December 2020, https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/

poem, “Heroine,” Uppagus #43, December 2020, https://uppagus.com/poems/soon-lee-heroine/

poem, “How to Forfeit the Future,” NewMyths.com, Issue 53, December 2020, https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/poems/how-to-forfeit-the-future

poem, “Why We Resist,” Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Volume 31, Number 4, Winter 2020, http://mobiusmagazine.com/poetry/whyweres.html

poem, reprint, “Cherry Blossom 2050,” Twilight Worlds: Best of NewMyths Anthology Volume II, December 2020, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193935417X

Lisa Timpf

2 poems, genre, “Blackbeard Returns as a Porch Pirate,” and “The Day Politeness Revealed Its Limits,” Frost Zone Zine, Issue 2, Winter 2020-21, https://frostzonezine.com/

FJ Doucet

poem, “Never the pink or the fruit of a flower,” Silver Blade #48, Winter 2020, https://www.silverblade.net/2020/11/never-the-pink-or-the-fruit-of-a-flower/

Roger Dutcher

2 haiku, non-genre, “finding raspberries” & “last bit of pansies”, Akitsu Quarterly Winter 2020, http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html

Lori R. Lopez

2 poems, genre, online, “Infectious”, “The Whistle Stop”, Impspired Magazine, Issue 8, December 1, 2020, https://impspired.com/2020/12/01/lori-r-lopez-2/

Collaborative Poem, online, “Looking Forward, I believe . . .”, Women’s Centennial Series Final Event, San Diego Central Library Website, December 9, 2020, (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORkzpNkejKs, (words) https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/looking_forward_i_believe.pdf

5 poems, genre, “Darkest Deeds”, “The Beast Who Abides”, “Passive-Aggressive”, “Mud Baby” & “On Eternity’s Brink”, The Sirens Call Ezine, Issue 52, Winter, December 2020, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_December2020.pdf

poem, genre, print, “Marionette”, Space & Time Magazine, Winter, Issue 139, December 21, 2020, https://www.amazon.com/Space-Time-Winter-139-Magazine/dp/B08RL67X9S


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