SFPA December 2021 Round-Up

Retrospecting’s all the rage:

This time of year, so here’s a look back at the stuff SFPA members did to finish up last year.


Eugen Bacon

collection, Saving Shadows, NewCon Press, December 2021, http://www.newconpress.co.uk/info/book.asp?id=193&referer=Catalogue

Jane Yolen

3 genre poems, “Shadow Atlas 1,” “Shadow Atlas 2,” & “Shadow Atlas 3”, Shadow Atlas, Hex Publishers 11/30/21, https://www.hexpublishers.com/publications_shadow-atlas.html

Akua Lezli Hope

solo poetry reading, Speculative Poetry with Akua Lezli Hope, The Southeast Steuben Library, December 7, 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C97WdqCUfok

poetry reading and discussion with Sheree Renée Thomas and Linda Addison, Traveling the Spaceways: The AfroCosmicMelatopia Teen Poetry Workshop, sponsored by Carnegie Hall, December 8, 2021, https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/AfroCosmicMelatopia-Teen-Poetry-Workshop

poem, “Child Price,” Gramarye: The Journal of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction, Winter 2021, University of Chichester, http://www.sussexfolktalecentre.org/journal/

panel with Sheree Renée Thomas, Brandon O’Brien, Eugen Bacon & Tlotlo Tomaso, Black Speculative Poetry, December 16, 2021; poetry reading, December 17, 2021; moderator, poetry reading with Mary Soon Lee, Cassandra Rose Clarke & F. Brett Cox , Speculative Poetry, December 18 2021, Discon III, https://discon3.org/

won Individual Artist Grant for 2022, New York State Council for the Arts, https://arts.ny.gov/

Marisca Pichette

poem, “Are you a good witch,” Strange Horizons, 29 November 2021, http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/are-you-a-good-witch/

poem, “Aequinoctium,” Chlorophobia: An Anthology of Eco-Horror, Ghost Orchid Press, Nov. 2021, https://ghostorchidpress.square.site/product/chlorophobia-paperback/3?cs=true&cst=custom 

poem, “The Ossuary at Ocean’s End,” Mermaids Monthly, Issue 10, Oct. 2021, https://mermaidsmonthly.com/2021/10/27/the-ossuary-at-oceans-end/

2 poems, “Victor II” and “IX,” Blackberry Blood: A Dark Selection of Poetry and Fiction, Snow-Capped Press, Oct. 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Blackberry-Blood-Selection-Poetry-Fiction/dp/B09K26J1M9/

poem, “the glaciers made her deep,” Gwyllion Magazine, Issue 3, Oct. 2021, https://gwyllionmagazine.com/issues/

poem, “and,” Black Cat Magazine, Issue 2: Apocalypse, Sept. 2021, https://d47709e6-4338-4af5-82e7-cba8250269d2.filesusr.com/ugd/7c3a6c_6690eb681dc64ad0a8d16aeda70a13af.pdf

poem, “The Waiting of Aster amellus,” Tell Me Who We Were Before Life Made Us, 3 of Cups Press, June 2021, https://www.3ofcups.co.uk/shop/bp7b87wb0vwn21ofqkfqaunexo17ya

poem, “Fifteen Steps,” Apparition Lit, Issue 14: Chance, April 2021, https://apparitionlit.com/fifteen-steps/

R. Thursday

poem, “A Brief Etymology of Consent,” Superpresent Magazine, Volume 2 Issue 1, Winter 2022, https://superpresentmag.com/current-issue/

Bradley Earle Hoge

poem, “A Rock Is a Fragile Being,” Fault Zone: Reverse, Sand Hill Review Press, Fall 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Fault-Zone-Laurel-Anne-Hill/dp/1949534278/

Jordan Hirsch

poem, “Unexpected Malfunction in the Xenobiology Monitoring System at Arcturus-IV, or Sonnet #1,” Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, December 2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/unexpected-malfunction

Jeannine Hall Gailey

poem, “Things I Forgot to Tell You About the End of the World,” Massachusetts Review Climate issue, https://www.massreview.org/node/10152

Neile Graham

poem, “The Goddess of the Vagueries of Fate,” Polar Starlight 4, December 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/POLAR-STARLIGHT-4-December-2021.pdf

poem, “The God of the Wobbly Menagerie,” Polar Starlight 3, October 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/POLAR-STARLIGHT-3-October-2021.pdf

Lorraine Schein

2 poems, “Overheard” and “On Joseph Cornell’s First Visit “ SMEOP: Urban, Black Sunflowers Poetry Press, Oct. 2021, https://www.blacksunflowerspoetry.com/product-page/smeop

2 poems, “Broadway Wind” and “East Village Wind”, Wanderers, Off Topic Publishing, Dec. 15, 2021, https://offtopicpublishing.com/wanderers-contributor-info

poem, “A Sickle Moon,” Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter 2021, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2021/a-sickle-moon/

2 poems, “Collision” and “Reflection,” Utopia Science Fiction, December 2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/

Michael McCormick

poem, “Sex Life of a Photon”, Consilience Journal, Issue 7, https://www.consilience-journal.com/issue-7-sex-life-of-a-photon

Ken Poyner

poem, non-genre, web, “Covid-19”, Fear of Monkeys #41, 12/16/2021, twinenterprises.com/the_fear_of_monkeys

4 poems, genre, web, “The Point”, “Selection”, “Birthday”, “Successful Train Robbery”, Siren’s Call #56, 12/20/2021,  http://www.sirenscallpublications.com

poem, genre, web, “Vacation Home”, Mobius #32.4, 12/01/2021, http://www.mobiusjournal.com

poem, non-genre, web, “Just in Time”, American Diversity Report, 12/12/2021, adrpoetry.com

Miguel O. Mitchell

illustrated book of poems, Periodic Table of Alien Species: Elements 1-86, Barnes & Noble Press, Dec. 2021, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/periodic-table-of-alien-species-miguel-mitchell/1140443357

S. T. Eleu

poem, “Legend, I Am,” Aphelion Webzine, December/January 2021, http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/poetry/2021/12/LegendIAm.html

Mike Allen

poem, “Dispelling the Arcana,” The Roanoke Rambler, Big Blue Press LLC, Oct. 6, 2021, https://www.roanokerambler.com/dispelling-the-arcana/

M. C. Aster

poem, non-genre, online, “Don’t Go To Sleep,” The Night Heron Barks, Fall Issue, Dec 3 2021, https://nightheronbarks.com/

Lyri Ahnam

poem, “Night Communion”, Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice 2021, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2021/night-communion/

Gerri Leen

poem, “Guardians of Mundo Maya,” Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas, Hex Publishers, November 30, 2021, https://amzn.to/3qpbzDe

poem, “The Mercy of Compromise,” Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice 2021, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2021/the-mercy-of-compromise/

poem, “Slither,” Penumbric, December 2021, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/leenSlither.html

Gabriel Ertsgaard

haibun, “Marvel Marathon,” contemporary haibun online, December 2021, https://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/cho-17-3-table-of-contents/gabriel-ertsgaard-marvel-marathon/

Shelly Jones

poem, “Botany Lesson,” 34 Orchard, Fall 2021, https://34orchard.files.wordpress.com/2021/11/34-orchard-issue-4-fall-2021.pdf

Mary Soon Lee

poem, mainstream, “Cat,” Uppagus #49, December 2021, https://uppagus.com/poems/soon-lee-cat/

poem, reprint, “The Dead,” Penumbric, Volume V, Issue 4, December 2021, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/leeDead.html

poem, mainstream, print only, “Directions to Utopia,” Constellations, Volume 11: Redirections, Fall 2021, http://www.constellations-lit.com/issues/vol11.html

Ian Willey

poem, “The Puzzle,” Mobius: The Journal of Social Change Vol. 32, No. 4, Winter 2021, http://mobiusmagazine.com/poetry/puzzle.html

poem, “The Substitute,” One Sentence Poems, December 23, 2021, http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/

E F Schraeder

poem, “Lee Was Here”, NonBinary Review, Person Of Interest issue, Dec. 2021, https://www.zoeticpress.com/nbr-issue-26

3 poems, “One Paper Bag,” “Goodbye Greetings,” “Secret Children,” Sirens Call ezine, issue 56, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_Winter2021.pdf

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “the empires of old”, Dissident Voice, December 19, 2021, https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/12/the-empires-of-old/

poem, “the deep sound of the earth”, Piker Press, December 13, 2021, http://www.pikerpress.com/article.php?aID=8863

G. O. Clark

poem,  “What Once Was Pitch Black”, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Jan/Feb. 2022, http://www.analogsf.com

Colleen Anderson

poem, “Cinnabar,” Shadow Atlas, Nov. 2021, https://www.hexpublishers.com/publications_shadow-atlas.html

poem, “Vampire Girlz”, Potter’s Field #7, Dec. 2021, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/potters-field-7-tyree-campbell/1140537342

poem, “Vulcanism,” Polar Starlight #4, Dec. 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/POLAR-STARLIGHT-4-December-2021.pdf

poem, “Upon Discovery,” Andromeda Spaceways Magazine #85, Dec. 2021, https://andromedaspaceways.com/

Monica Louzon

poem, “Dark Matters”, NewMyths.com, December 2021, https://sites.google.com/newmyths.com/newmyths56-2021/issue-5657-stories/dark-matters?authuser=0

Herb Kauderer

3 poems, “The Last Dragon”, “Scholar: Seeking Wisdom” & “Scone Dragon”, Altered Reality Magazine, 28 Dec 2021, https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/the-last-dragon-by-herb-kauderer/, https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/scholar-seeking-wisdom-by-herb-kauderer/, https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/scone-dragon-by-herb-kauderer/

Lynne Sargent

poem, “Ruminations on Autonomy,” Polar Borealis, Issue 20, December 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/POLAR-BOREALIS-20-December-2021.pdf

poem, “The Magic of Unions,” Polar Starlight, Issue 4, December 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/POLAR-STARLIGHT-4-December-2021.pdf

Michael H. Payne

haiku, “Imagined futures,” Terebinth 12/27/21, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20211227.html

Sumiko Saulson

poem, “On Darkest Night of Faerie Bright,” Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume VIII, Horror Writers Association, November 15, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Showcase-VIII-Stephanie-Wytovich-ebook/dp/B09LYZ2NH6

poem, “With December Comes Elune,” Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope & Resilience from the Pandemic, IFWG Publishing International, November 1, 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Infectious-Hope-Poems-Resilience-Pandemic/dp/192255622X

Linda D. Addison

poem, “Here/Now,” Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope & Resilience from the Pandemic, IFWG Publishing International, November 2021, t.ly/xVIf

Richard Magahiz

poem, non-genre, “an explanation,” Uppagus, Issue #49, https://uppagus.com/poems/magahiz-explanation/

Online poetry reading, “One without timbers,” Sein und Werden, 4 December 2021 over Zoom, http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/sein.html

poem, non-genre, “[it’s spring]”, Sonic Boom, Issue 21, https://89b51d07-bdbc-4f8c-8b62-740f86360cd5.filesusr.com/ugd/61020d_10426b36f7b8492ab72447da7d920c3f.pdf

2 poems, genre, “[unfolding]”, “[if the stones open]”, Heliosparrow, 22 December 2021, https://heliosparrow.com/2021/12/5-28/, https://heliosparrow.com/2021/12/4-38/

Alicia Hilton

poem, “The Moon Queen’s Harvest,” Frost Zone Zine Issue 5, Autumn 2021, https://frostzonezine.com/issue-5/

poem, “The Purgatorial Ultrasound Technician,” NonBinary Review Issue 26, November 2021, https://www.amazon.com/NonBinary-Review-26-Person-Interest-ebook/dp/B09MR9YPL5

poem, “Waning Moon,” Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume VIII, November 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Showcase-VIII-Stephanie-Wytovich/dp/1732803579/

poem, “Loving Death in New York,” Alternative Deathiness, November 2021, https://smile.amazon.com/Alternative-Deathiness-Bob-l-Brown/dp/1949476227/

Lisa Timpf

poem, genre, “Over the Rainbow,” New Myths, Issue 56-57, December 2021, https://sites.google.com/newmyths.com/newmyths56-2021/issue-5657-stories/over-the-rainbow

Anna Cates

4 poems, “The Cairn,” “By the Sea,” “In His Eye” & “The Veil”, Otoliths #64, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/12/anna-cates.html

Lori R. Lopez

4 poems, genre, “Carnival Prize”, “The Burning Question”, “Dead Tired”, and “Alligory”, The Sirens Call E-Zine, Winter 2021, Issue 56, http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_Winter2021.pdf

Denise Dumars

reading with Casketeria, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, 7:30 PM, PRACTICAL MAGICKA, 4141 Norse Way Ste. C, Long Beach, CA 90808, (562) 925-8500, http://www.practicalmagicka.com

reading with Casketeria, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7:30 PM, THE DRAGON & THE ROSE, 2424 N. Grand Avenue, Suite K, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 569-0100, http://www.thedragonandtherose.com

reading with Casketeria, Pagan Pride LA/OC. Sunday, Nov. 7th, 2 PM. El Dorado Park, Golden Grove, Area III, 7801 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90808

reading with Casketeria, Dark Yule Show, Saturday, Dec. 11th, 7:30 PM, THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE. (714) 569-0100, thedragonandtherose.com

2 poems, “A Sex Poem,” “Blue Hydrangeas,”  Sheila-Na-Gig online, Winter 2021, https://sheilanagigblog.wordpress.com/volume-6-2-winter-2021-the-poets/denise-dumars/?preview_id=12008&preview_nonce=a3bd8effe5&_thumbnail_id=-1&preview=true

poem, “Mother Midnight,” Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice 2021, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2021/mother-midnight/

2 poems, “The Age of Miracles,” “Experiments: It’s What We Do,” 12/15/21, Spectrum: Miracle Experiment, https://spectrummiracleexperiment.blogspot.com/

3 haiku, “I see abundance,” “Silk lilies,” “Leftover chili,” The Gentle Sway of Bamboo, Southern Califonria Haiku Study Group Anthology, 2021, SCHSG, 10529 Olive St., Temple City, CA 91780, https://www.facebook.com/SoCalHaiku

Jean-Paul L. Garnier

poem, “Art Won’t Be Enough”, Poetry Super Highway, Dec. 2021 https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/poetry-from-zvi-a-sesling-and-jean-paul-l-garnier/

Meg Smith

poem, “Before the Solstice,” Aphelion, December 2021/January 2022, https://bit.ly/34eavui

2 poems, “Seafoam Bride” and “The Sparrow King,” Sirens Call, Winter 2021, https://bit.ly/3G3yCtN

3 poems, “Fever Frost,” “Nightscape,” and “A Wife on a Winter Road,” Raven Cage, Issue 64, Winter Wonderland Issue, https://bit.ly/3FXMmGh

3 poems, “Nativity on Boston Common,” “Forest Land,” and “A Man Watches Snow, and Disappears,” Starlite Poetorium Ho Ho Hoetorium Edition, Dec. 28, 2021, https://bit.ly/3HTny39

poem, “Crossing the Nile,” Arabian Nights, World Poets Anthology, http://www.theasian.asia/archives/111526

Vonnie Winslow Crist

poem, “Father of the Gods,” Planetary Anthology Series: Saturn, Tuscany Bay Books, Feb. 2021, https://tuscanybaybooks.com

poem, “Faery Child,” Faery Playground: Tales of the Fae Children, Fae Corps Inc., May 2021, https://faecorpspublishing.com

2 poems, “Spiders,” “On Halloween,” Fae Shivers: Forgotten Horrors, Fae Corps Inc., Nov. 2021, https://faecorpspublishing.com

3 poems, “At the Witching Hour,” “Sea Witch,” “Lunar Eclipse,” Fae Shivers: Remembered Nightmares, Fae Corps Inc., Nov. 2021, https://faecorpspublishing.com

poem, “Artist’s Room,” Discordia: Stories of a World in Chaos, Nov. 2021, Dastaan World, https://dastaanworld.com

5 poems, “Forest Cemetery,” “Finding Faerie,” “Ocean Lure,” “On the Edge,” “Skinny-Dipping,” Into the Glen: Into the Light, Fae Corps Inc., Aug. 2021, https://faecorpspublishing.com

4 poems, “Forbidden Love,” “Winter Mermaid,” “Spring Thaw,” “Summer Cavern,” 4 Seasons, June 2021, https://ironfaeriepublishing.com


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