SFPA January 2022 Round

The first month:

Of the New Year, and here’s some of what the membership’s been up to.


Meg Smith

vending, The High Five Marketplace, Feb. 19, 2022, Mill No. 5 in Lowell, MA, https://fb.me/e/1roh5slYa

poem, “Coffin Cat,” Rune Bear, Jan. 6, 2022, https://runebear.com/weekly/coffin-cat/

5 poems,  “Grasshoppers in Blue,” “The Country of Witches,” “Sister Celestial,” “The Savage Sun,” “The Sparrow King,” Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Issue 86, https://bit.ly/3411rsR

5 poems, “Scarecrow in Female,” “Regards to Buzzards,” “Failed Conjuring,” “Missing Among Wildflowers,” and “Lords of Extinction,” Black Petals, Issue 98, Winter 2022 https://bit.ly/3KEKJAa

3 poems, “Astral Flight,” “Forest of Winter Hearts” and ” The Night Watchers,” Raven Cage, Issue 65, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M98_9MXfRZ3i_ifIiv1vMb3nDpKV4P9T/view?usp=sharing

2 poems, “Devil’s Deathbed” and “Honor the Ghost in the Stream,” Ghostlight, The Magazine of Terror, Fall 2021, https://bit.ly/3siCEZN

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

2 poems, “Something Wakes” and “Stirrings,” Weirdbook Annual: Zombies!, Oct 2021, http://weirdbook-magazine.com/

Frank Coffman

3 poems, “The Clingers,” “Eidolon Tetratych,” and “The Lorelei”, Spectral Realms #16, Hippocampus Press, Winter 2022, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-16

2 poems, “The Collection” and “Skinner,” The Horror Zine Magazine, Spring 2022 (print edition), https://www.thehorrorzine.com/

Deborah L. Davitt

5 poems, “Modern Crimes,” “Quexque,” “Marginalia on a Broken Heart,” “Circumspection,” and “A Seed of Wild Dreams,”  Samjoko #1, January 2022, https://www.samjokomagazine.com/moderncrimes-deborahdavitt

Michael H. Payne

2 poems, Terebinth, page 1,656, Jan. 17, 2022, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220117.html

R. Thursday

poem, “Creation Story,” River Mouth Review #9: Messengers, Jan 2022, https://rivermouthreview.com/issue-9-messengers

2 poems, “Love Languages of a Literal Creature,” and “If, on a visit, a lover,” Book of Matches #4, Jan 2022, https://www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com/post/issue-4-has-arrived

Brittany Hause

poem, “After the Cataclysm: 3 Sijo,” Kaleidotrope, Winter 2022, https://kaleidotrope.net/winter-2022/after-the-cataclysm-3-sijo-by-brittany-hause/

5 verse translations of poems by Ricardo Jaimes Freyre, “Song of Evils,” “The Heroes,” “The Hero’s Death,” “The Sword,” and “Valhalla”, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, 31 Jan. 2022, https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/01/five-new-translations-by-brittany-hause.html

Richard Magahiz

4 poems, two non-genre, “The way of the Übermensch,” “People that are like things,” two genre, “Here is the sexual history that you requested,” “Amor Vincit Cthulhum,” Ygdrasil, VOL XXIX No 11, Issue 343, https://www.academia.edu/60336124/Ygdrasil_November_2021_issue_corrected_

poem, non-genre?, “[stinging, biting,],” Haikuniverse, 16 January 2022, https://haikuniverse.com/haiku-by-richard-magahiz-2/

poem, genre, “[from the glade],” Chrome Baby, Bairn #107, https://robindunn.com/bairn107.html

3 poems, genre,”[beneath the sea],” “[towards oxygen depths],” “[riffling],” Heliosparrow Poetry Journal, https://heliosparrow.com/2022/01/5-29/

Richard Magahiz and John W Sexton

5 poems, genre, “a liver roof,” “fed babies,” “body kebabs,” “columbine blue,” and “piganoid word,” Otoliths, issue sixty-four, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/11/richard-magahiz-john-w-sexton.html

Ken Poyner

poem, non-genre, print, “False Populism”, Blue Collar Review Vol 25 # 1, https://www.angelfire.com/va/bcr/

poem, genre, web, “The Loss of the Moon”, Reckoning #6, http://www.reckoning.press

Earl Livings

haiku, ‘black cockatoos’, Windfall, Issue 10, https://australianhaikusociety.org/windfall-australian-haiku/

haiku, ‘on the highway’, Wales Haiku Journal, Autumn 2021, https://www.waleshaikujournal.com/autumn-2021

haiku, ‘when the world is’, Frameless Sky, Issue 15, https://framelesssky.weebly.com

poem, ‘Bees Dance’, Australian Poetry Anthology, Vol 9, https://www.australianpoetry.org/our-publications/

2 haiku, ‘all that matters…’ and ‘morning echo’, seashores, Issue 7, http://www.haikuspirit.org/seashores7.html

Rhea Rose

poem, “Riddle of the Sphinx Revisited,” OnSpec Magazine #117 Vol 31 no. 3, Winter issue, https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/

editor, Polar Starlight, 4th Quarterly issue, Dec 2021, http://polarborealis.ca/

David Jalajel

poem, genre, “14 Snapshots from the Ark (Survivors),” Otoliths, issue 64, Southern Summer 2022, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2021/11/david-jalajel.html

6 poems, slipstream, “watchful/”, “milieus/”, “correct/”, “cohort/”, “desensitise/”, and “closely/”, experiential-experimental-literature, December 2021, http://ex-ex-lit.blogspot.com/2021/12/david-jalajel-six-poems.html

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “we’re standing,” Piker Press, January 10, 2022, http://www.pikerpress.com/article.php?aID=8865

poem, “The prison is like a Victorian asylum,” The Metaworker, December 31, 2021, https://www.themetaworker.com/2021/12/31/the-prison-is-like-a-victorian-asylum-by-robin-wyatt-dunn/

Lori R. Lopez

2 poems (genre), “The Whippoorwill” and “Otherworld”, Spectral Realms Issue 16, Winter (January) 2022, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-16

poem, genre, “Ghosts of the Pandemic”, Illumen Magazine, Winter 2022 (January), https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/illumen-winter-2022-edited-by-tyree-campbell

Marisca Pichette

poem, “At the Wedding of Death and Time,” Enchanted Living, Winter 2021 “Decadence” Issue, https://enchantedlivingmag.com/collections/magazine/products/enchanted-living-issue-57-winter-2021-print

poem, “Nobyl,” Solarpunk Magazine, Issue 1, https://solarpunkmagazine.com/product/solarpunk-magazine-issue-1/

Sara Backer

poem, “A Russian Scientist in LaunderLand,” Land Luck Review, Issue 1, January 2022,  https://landluckreview.com/a-russian-scientist-in-launderland/

2 poems, speculative “Dead Low Water” and “Look, Listen, Stop,” New Note Poetry, Winter 2021, https://www.newnotepoetry.com/winter-2021

2 poems, kinda speculative, “Ghazal: Bedridden” and “When in Doubt,” White Wall Review, January 2022,  https://whitewallreview.com/ghazal-bedridden/ and https://whitewallreview.com/when-in-doubt/

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

2 poems, “I divide in my sleep” and “morning comes,” Failed Haiku 74, February 2022, https://www.failedhaiku.com

Yilin Wang

poem, “The Reality of Ghosts,” Fantasy Magazine, August 2021, https://www.fantasy-magazine.com/fm/poetry/the-reality-of-ghosts/

M.C. Childs

poem, “Snow Man,” Strange Horizons, Jan 31, 2022, http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/snow-man/

poem, “I am Apple Orchard,” Asimov’s Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2021, http://www.asimovs.com

poem, “Kepler’s New Moon,” Andromeda Spaceways, #83, June 2021, https://andromedaspaceways.com/product/asm-83/

2 poems, “The Planet Within” & “Calling on Neighbors,” Utopia Science Fiction Magazine V2 I5, April 2021, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/april-2021-vol-2-issue-5

Julie Reeser

poem, “How About a Smile”, Dreams & Nightmares #120 Jan 2022, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2021/12/121221b.html

Lisa Timpf

review, non-spec, Girl running by Diana Hope Tegenkamp, The Miramichi Reader, January 3, 2022, https://miramichireader.ca/2022/01/girl-running-by-diana-hope-tegenkamp/

Shelly Jones

poem, “A Crown of Stars,” Eternal Haunted Summer Winter Solstice 2021, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2021/a-crown-of-stars/

poem, “On the Cusp,” Analogies and Allegories Literary Magazine, Issue 7 Zodiac Signs, https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5eb59bb6ba290a7c2ac4db92/t/61f3380384783c3d0b8e38e8/1643329539909/On+the+Cusp.pdf  

poem, “Gingerbread,” Gingerbread House, January 31, 2022, https://gingerbreadhouselitmag.com/2022/01/31/gingerbread-jones/

G. O. Clark

3 poems, “Tiny Houses Of The Forgotten”, “Social Distancing”, “Out On The Limb Of Tomorrow”, The Horror Zine Magazine (print), Spring 2022, http://www.thehorrorzine.com

Gerri Leen

poem, “War Paint,” Dark Matter, Issue 007, January 2022, https://darkmattermagazine.shop/collections/issue-007/products/issue-007-jan-feb-2022

poem, “A Piece of Home,” Songs of Eretz, Winter 2021/2022, January 2022, http://www.songsoferetz.com/2022/01/draft-winter-20212022-place-issue.html

Ronald A. Busse

poem, “Driving Down I-25 When the Bomb Cyclone Dropped,” Shemom magazine, volume 67, November 2021, https://peggyduganfrench.com/

Ann K. Schwader

haiku (non-genre), “sun through”, tinywords.com, Jan. 11, 2022, https://tinywords.com/2022/01/11/35636/

poem, “Chasing Apophis,” adrpoetry.com, Jan. 2022, https://adrpoetry.com/winter2022/january2022/chasing-apophis-by-ann-k-schwader/

PS Cottier

scifaiku, ‘what’s for dinner?…’ AntipodeanSF, Issue 280, January 2022, https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20220120130900/http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/10063/20220121-0009/www.antisf.com.au/index.html

Ian Willey

poem, “Where Are You?,” Unbroken, January 2022, https://www.theunjournals.com/unbroken-32

Deborah P Kolodji

broadside, “Oil Spill,” Cobalt Poets, December 21, 2021, https://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/122121.pdf

haiku, “Navy salute,” The Heron’s Nest, Vol XXIII, No 4, December 2021, https://theheronsnest.com/December2021/haiku-p20.html

2 haiku, “tangled kelp,” “evening on the lake,” Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Autumn/Winter 2021, https://www.autumnmoonhaiku.com/

2 haiku, “his plane,” “stars bright,” tsuri-dōrō #7, Jan/Feb 2022, https://tsuridoro.org/issue-7-jan-feb-2022

haiku, “Rose Parade,”  Stardust Haiku #61, January 2022, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vuFDcgIrI9BaB6oFopsxwI_DHUhhLQR2/view

3 haiku,  “sand comes,” “weekend traffic,” “our dustup,” #FemkuMag #32, January 2022, https://69b046c2-a7e1-4a9a-9a22-1c70986eaa24.filesusr.com/ugd/f4c0ea_c1a3f13c9db244bdae051177ac3f3f8f.pdf

6 spec senryu, “the years. . .”, “clouding an issue,” “star charts,” “outer expansion,” “the sudden chill,” “the iciness,” Failed Haiku #74, January 2022, https://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue74.pdf

haiku, “shell gathering,” String Theory, The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2021, Red Moon Press 2022, https://redmoonpress.com/product/string-theory-the-red-moon-anthology-of-english-language-haiku-2021-edited-by-jim-kacian-and-the-red-moon-editorial-staff/

haibun, “Ingenuity,” Contemporary Haibun 17, Red Moon Press, 2022, https://redmoonpress.com/product/contemporary-haibun-volume-17-edited-by-rich-youmans-and-the-ch-staff/

4 haiku, “another pot,” “no matter what I say,” “the tug,” “he used to call her,” Against the Current, #FemkuMag, January 2022, https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/lori-a-minor/against-the-current/paperback/product-k22p7k.html?page=1&pageSize=4

interview, “New to Haiku: Advice to Beginners,” The Haiku Foundation, January 9, 2022, https://thehaikufoundation.org/new-to-haiku-advice-for-beginners-deborah-p-kolodji/

Kim Malinowski

poem, “The Wolf,” Thirteen Myna Birds, January 2022, 13myna.blogspot.com

poem, “My self worth” Gyroscope Review, Winter Issue 2022, https://www.gyroscopereview.com/2022/01/winter-issue-2022/

class, “Breaking Writers’ Block,” Eventbrite, February 16 2022, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-writers-block-tickets-252345511217?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Alan Vincent Michaels

4 haiku, “A new world for us,” “Design to succeed!,” “Life seeks a new home,” and “We must never fail!”, World: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, December 5, 2021, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2021/12/05/world-a-scifaikusaturday-compilation-for-12-4-21/

haiku, “We must never fail!”, Fail: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, December 5, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/12/05/sfs84/

haiku, “invest in your dreams,” Invest: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, December 12, 2021, https://aetherealengineer.com/2021/12/12/sfs85/

haiku, “We weren’t the first here,” Ken: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, December 11, 2021, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2021/12/29/ken-a-scifaikusaturday-compilation-post-12-11-21/

haiku triptych, “Rebirth,” & haiku, “Woeful clicks abound,” Asteroid: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, December 18, 2021, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2021/12/29/asteroid-a-scifaikusaturday-compilation-post-for-12-18-21/

2 haiku, “Give me your essence”and “We are the main course,” Exist: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, December 25, 2021, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2021/12/29/exist-a-scifaikusatuday-compilation-post-for-12-25-21/

haiku, “We sought conscious life”, Rescue: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 2, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/02/rescue-a-scifaikusaturday-compilation-post-for-1-1-22/ and  One: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, January 2, 2022, https://aetherealengineer.com/2022/01/02/sfs88/

haiku triptych, “The impact was swift,” Impact: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, January 9, 2022, https://aetherealengineer.com/2022/01/09/sfs89/

haiku, “The impact changed zip,” Change: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 9, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/change-a-scifaikusaturday-compilation-post/

haiku, “Star Duck is grounded,” Fuel: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 23, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/fuel-a-scifaikusaturday-highlight/ and Duck: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, January 16, 2022, https://aetherealengineer.com/2022/01/16/sfs90/

haiku, “I fly through worm holes,” Fly: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 22, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/fly-1-22-22-scifaikusaturday-highlights/ and Absent: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, January 23, 2022, https://aetherealengineer.com/2022/01/23/sfs91/

haiku, “Fuel is scarce out here,” Fuel: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 23, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/fuel-a-scifaikusaturday-highlight/

haiku, “The Spark of Life,” Jolt: A Hawk and Young Compilation, Hawk and Young, January 30, 2022, https://hawkandyoung.wordpress.com/2022/01/30/jolt-a-scifaikusaturday-highlights-post/

haiku, “I update my core,” Update: A SciFanSat Microfiction Compilation, Aethereal Engineer, January 30, 2022, https://aetherealengineer.com/2022/01/30/sfs92/

Anna Cates

2 poems, “Crossing the River Styx” & “Remembrance,” Shot Glass Journal #36, Jan 2022, http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/anna_cates1.html & http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/anna_cates2.html


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