SFPA February 2021 Round-Up

What our members got up to during the month of February.


David C. Kopaska-Merkel

poem, “construction paper,” haikuniverse, Feb. 14, 2021, https://haikuniverse.com/valentines-day-haiku-7-of-25-by-david-c-kopaska-merkel/

poem, “In Vino Veritas,” Spectral Realms 14, Winter 2021, Hippocampus Press, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-14

Deborah L. Davitt

poem, spec, “From a High Perch, Waiting,” Short Circuit #5, February 12, 2021, https://short-edition.com/en/story/poetry/from-a-high-perch-waiting

poem, spec, “The Fall that Doesn’t Kill You,” Utopia Science Fiction, February 2021, Vol. 2 Issue 4, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/february-2021-vol-2-issue-4

FJ Doucet

poem, non-genre, “My Grandmother was a Waitress in Niagara Falls,” The Niagara Falls Poetry Project, February 2021, http://niagarapoetry.ca/2021/02/09/doucet/

Michael H. Payne

28 poems, #317 – 344, Plague Year Poems: A Poem a Day for the Duration, February 1 – 28, 2021, http://pandora.xepher.net/images/plague.html

Roger Dutcher

poem, “under the moon”, Modern Haiku 52.1 Winter- Spring 2021, http://www.modernhaiku.org/

Jane Yolen

2 poems, “Mars Rover Curiosity” and “The Papier Mache Girl”, Asimov’s Magazine, January/February 2021, http://www.asimovs.com

Lynne Sargent

poem, “So You Want to Fly,” From Farther Trees Issue 4, February 2021, https://www.etsy.com/listing/955094473/from-the-farther-trees-issue-4-february

poem, “The Heartwood and Not the Bark,” Wizards in Space Literary Magazine Issue 6, https://www.wizardsinspacemag.com/shop/issue-06-preorder?fbclid=IwAR2iDMT_nKcziFtsCRtF6rYa7-0ZhDRjPrUgqCziiRN1FJ4gC-ra0RRTW5A

G. Toro

poem, “Sun Rock City,” Rune Bear Weekly, February 25, 2021, https://runebear.com/weekly/sun-rock-city/

Juleigh Howard-Hobson

2 poems, genre, “The Witch’s Daughter” & “What of These Things,” Dead of Winter, Milk and Cake Press, Feb 2021, https://milkandcakepress.com/shop/

poem, non genre, “Sonnezio on Keats’ Death”, Rudderless Mariner Poetry, Feb 23, 2021, https://www.rudderlessmarinerpoetry.com/john-keats-1/sonnezio-on-keats-death-by-juleigh-howard-hobson

poem, genre, “Hope” Scifaikuest Online, Feb 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/scifaikuest-online-february-2021

2 poems, genre, “Mars is the Red Planet” & “Astronauts are State Workers”, Scifaikuest Print, Feb 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

Richard Magahiz

2 poems, genre, “[she sighs,]” and “[you and I and]”, Scifaikuest print, February 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

Gerri Leen

poem, “The Hit,” Penumbric, Volume iv, Issue 6, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/leenHit.html

Elizabeth R. McClellan

poem, “A Note of Thanks to Stanislav Petrov for Fairytale Birds,” Utopia Science Fiction, February 2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/february-2021-vol-2-issue-4

G. O. Clark

poem, “Arms Of Death,” Spectral Realms #14, Hippocampus Press, Winter 2021, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-14

Frank Coffman

3 poems, “The Woses,” “Lawrence Talbot,” & “The Dearg Due: An Irish Legend of Horror,” Spectral Realms #14, Hippocampus Press, Winter 2021, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-14

Frank Coffman and Steven Withrow

poetry collection, The Exorcised Lyric, Mind’s Eye Publications, 28 February 2019

Lauren McBride

5 poems, Scifaikuest Print, February 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

Anna Cates

2 poems, “Hanuman, Lord of the Apes” and “In The Valley”, Shot Glass Journal #33, January 2021, http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/anna_cates1.html & http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/anna_cates2.html

poem, Wales Haiku Journal, Winter 2021, https://www.waleshaikujournal.com/winter-2021

5 poems, Failed Haiku vol. 6 #62, http://haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue62.pdf

John Reinhart

poem, “Heart Tree,” Taproot Magazine #43: Roots Issue, February 2021, https://taprootmag.com/collections/magazines/products/issue-43-roots

Vince Gotera

poem, non-genre, “House of the Rising Covid,” ColoradoBoulevard.net, 22 July 2020, https://www.coloradoboulevard.net/poets-salon-masked-beauty/

10 poems, genre, “Aswang Honeymoon at the Golden Gate,” “The Crib,” “Aswang Christening: A Family Photo,” “Son of Aswang,” “Baby’s Wings,” “A Mother’s Warning,” “Dogface,” “Aswang Despair Late at Night,” “The Last Moments,” & “The Future: Clara’s Change,” part of my in-progress novel-in-poems Aswang Love, Making the Novel website, 31 August 2020, https://makingnovels.blogspot.com/2020/08/vince-gotera.html

poem, non-genre, “Free Ride,” Silver Birch Press, 18 September 2020, https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2020/09/17/free-ride-by-vince-gotera-prime-movers-series/

poem, non-genre, “Doggie Diner, Geary and Arguello, 1969,” Poetry and Places Oct 2, 2020, https://poetryandplaces.com/2020/10/02/doggie-diner-geary-and-arguello-1969-by-vince-gotera/

poetry reading, Speculative Sundays Reading Series, 11 October 2020, https://www.facebook.com/104420888056168/videos/345763310192244

reading of the poem “Madarika” in the book launch for the second edition of Al Robles’ poetry collection, Rappin’ with Ten Thousand Carabaos in the Dark, 26 October 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7BXrQpY3Eg.

2 poems, non-genre, “Bitter Nightshade” and “Sky Blue Asters,” Rosebud 67, Winter 2020, http://www.rsbd.net

6 poems, genre, “Encounter on Good Friday,” “How Clara Met Santiago: A Pantoum,” “Aswang Ghazal: Santiago’s Confession,” “Aswang Love: Clara’s Rhapsody,” “Aswang Peril: Santiago’s Rescue,” “Aswang Wedding: Early Saturday Morn,” Aeolian Harp, volume 6, Glass Lyre Press, December 2020, http://www.glasslyrepress.com/

2 poems, genre & non-genre, “Ghost Dance” and “Blue Shadormas,” Sequoyah Cherokee River Journal, 16 December 2020, https://sequoyahcherokeeriverjournal.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/sequoyah-cherokee-river-journal-7/13/

poem, non-genre, “Love in the Time of Covid,” Highland Park Poetry, 13 February 2021, http://www.highlandparkpoetry.org/dailypoemsplus.html & https://www.facebook.com/highlandparkpoetry/posts/3178931479001513

Geoffrey A. Landis

poem, “In The Male Utopia”, Dreams and Nightmares 117, Jan. 2021, http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2020/12/122720c.html

poem, non-genre, “The Year of the Great Pause,” New Verse News, March 1, 2020, https://newversenews.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-year-of-great-pause.html

Ken Poyner

2 poems, genre, print, “Notice of the Oncoming Asteriod” & “New Planet Landscape”, Utopia Science Fiction v.2 #4, 2/27/2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/february-2021-vol-2-issue-4

poem, genre, web, “Civilization Begins Again”, Windows Facing Windows 2/15/2021, http://www.wfwr.org/issue2/toc/

Mary Soon Lee

poem, reprint, “On Reading Le Guin,” Climbing Lightly Through Forests: A Poetry Anthology Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin, Aqueduct Press, 1/2021,  http://www.aqueductpress.com/books/978-1-61976-197-1.php

Akua Lezli Hope 

2 poems, “sky memorial” & “you cannot know us”, Scifaikuest print, February 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

poem, “As Yemayaah,” GalleyWay Heard/Read, February 22, 2021, http://galleyway.com/2021/2/22/heard-word-akua-lezli-hope

poem, “made a card for you”, Haikuniverse, Feb. 14, 2021, https://haikuniverse.com/valentines-day-haiku-2-of-25-by-akua-lezli-hope/

poem, “people are the source’, Haikuniverse, January 24, 2021, https://haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-akua-lezli-hope-2/

Robin Mayhall

poem, “After All This Time,” Scifaikuest print, Hiraeth Books, February 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

Herb Kauderer

poem, “Charcoal Dragon,” Altered Reality Magazine, 8 Feb 2021 https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/charcoal-dragon-by-herb-kauderer/

3 poems, “colonist’s final rest”, “undocumented aliens” & “a genetic war,” Scifaikuest online, Feb 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/scifaikuest-online-february-2021

featured poet with poetry essay “A Moment, with Poetry”, interview, and 30 poems, “post-war technology”, “water planet meetup”, “seismic activity”, “stellar flirtation”, “power outage”, “Hitting the Red Line”, “tunnel crops”, “still life”, “Still the Window”, “metal sacrifices”, “emotions unreturned”, “ill fit for her career”, “Untouchable Love”, “[untitled] ghost train’s”, “Lunar stakes”, “private enterprise”, “escape velocity”, “reduced separation”, “[untitled] zero-G lollipops”, “the memory of your face”, “tools at hand”, “Foreign Sounds”, “post-war”, “clans mingling”, “strange discovery”, “social justice”, “skeptical resistance”, “moving shadows”, “caregiver” & “All One Family?”, Scifaikuest print, Feb 2021 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

Lori R. Lopez

3 poems, genre, “The Man With One Head”, “Biting Sarcasm”, “The Unknown”, Spectral Realms No. 14, Winter 2021, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-14

poem, genre, “The Cellar Under the Morgue”, The Ladies of Horror Flash Project, February 24, 2021, https://spreadingthewritersword.com/2021/02/24/ladies-of-horror-flash-project-horror-author-lori-r-lopez-lorirlopez-darcnina-loh-fiction-poem-poetry

Sam Knot

poems & short stories, “The Metaphoreal, Episode 3: Degeneric Regenerantsy,” Spiritplants Radio, Scriptor Press, February 2021, http://samknot.com/the-metaphoreal-s01e03/

Shelly Jones

poem, “Ode to a Rusalka,” Autumn House Review, February 15, 2021, https://autumnhousereview.blogspot.com/2021/02/ode-to-rusalka-by-shelly-jones.html

poem, “A Litany of Love,” The Minison Project, February 14, 2021, https://theminisonproject.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/mz-issue-6-1.pdf

poem, “Recipe,” Fudoki Magazine, February 6, 2021, https://fudokimagazine.com/recipe/

2 poems, “To Lift a Curse” and “Absent,” 3 Moon Magazine, January 2021, https://c5009f5c-2be6-487c-bab3-6bd93fbc4ab7.filesusr.com/ugd/5bcec5_bec309ce1c8e4604964c70394373843f.pdf

poem, “Mother Golem,” Hecate, January 21, 2021, https://hecate-magazine.com/journal/mother-golem

poem, “On Listening to the Patter of Melting Snow,” Ample Remains, January 2021, https://www.ampleremains.com/01shellyjones.html

Lisa Timpf

poem, genre, “Things You Left Behind When the Great Floods Came,” Polar Borealis Issue 17, February 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/POLAR-BOREALIS-17-February-2021.pdf

Colleen Anderson

poem & audio, “Rabbit Foot,” Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #47, Feb. 2021, http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?p=3347

poem, “Hourglass,” Burial Day Books, Feb. 2021, https://burialday.com/hourglass-by-colleen-anderson/

2 poems, “untitled (luring)” and “Sacrifice,” Scifaikuest print, Feb. 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-february-2021

poem, “Red Shoes,” Penumbric Speculative Fiction Vol. IV, #5, Feb. 2021, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/andersonShoes.html

poem, “Millennium’s Edge,” Shelter of Daylight, Jan. 2021, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/shelter-of-daylight-january-2021-edited-by-tyree-campbell

Patricia Gomes

poem, print, “Tree Limbs Block the Road”, Wicked Women – an Anthology by the New England Horror Writers Association,  January 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Women-Anthology-England-Writers-ebook/dp/B08P54MDVF

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