SFPA May 2022 Round-Up

We may be:

Looking back at May. It’s all subjunctive, really…


Wendy Van Camp

editor, Eccentric Orbits 3, April 2022, https://dimensionfold.com/catalog/poetry-books/eccentric-orbits/

panels and reading, “Strange Resonances: Poetry Craft and Technique for Speculative Writing,” Friday April 8, 9pm EDT, “The State of Speculative Poetry,” Sunday April 10th, 6 pm EDT, Solo Reading, Sunday April 10, 11 PM EDT, Flights of Foundry 2022, https://flights-of-foundry.org

reading, Proclamation for National Poetry Month and Introduction as new Poet Laureate, Anaheim City Council Chambers, April 12, 2022, https://anaheim.granicus.com/player/clip/2807?view_id=2&redirect=true

reading, Featured Speaker, Anaheim Open-Mic, Anaheim Central Library, May 5, 2022, https://www.anaheim.net/calendar.aspx?PREVIEW=YES&EID=29436

panels, workshop, and readings, “Speculative Poetry Reading with the SFPA” Saturday May 28th, “Prompts To Poetry – A Generative Poetry Workshop” (instructor) Sunday May 29th, “Solo Reading” Sunday May 29th, “Balticon Poetry Open-Mic” (host) Sunday May 29th, “Discussions with Speculative Poets” Monday May 30th, Balticon 2022, https://balticon.org

Peter Graarup Westergaard

collection, Warning Light Calling, Vræyda Literary, Sept 2021,  https://www.vraeydamedia.ca/shop/cr5hx4unq6u9p4hqcxjreo6kotttbd

David Kopaska-Merkel

editor, Dreams and Nightmares #121, May 2022, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042922d.html

2 poems (reprints), “Archive Copy” and “Devonian or Bust,” Underside Stories, May 14, 2022, https://lukevans.substack.com/p/speculative-poetry?s=w

Kendall Evans and David C. Kopaska-Merkel

poem, “My Summer Vacation In The Wave State,” Altered Reality, May 2022, https://www.alteredrealitymag.com/my-summer-vacation-in-the-wave-state-by-kendall-evans-and-david-c-kopaska-merkel/

Michael H. Payne

3 poems, #1671, #1674 & #1675 Terebinth, May 2, 2022 & May 23, 2022,, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220502.html, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220523.html & http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220530.html

Dante Novario

2 poems, “An Abraham and Isaac Redux” and “Being a Bad Bisexual”, New Contexts 3, Coverstory Books, May 2022, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-contexts-ian-gouge/1141325579

Kim Whysall-Hammond

poem, genre, “Carve it in doves and pomegranate”, Utopia Science Fiction, February/March 2022, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/archive

poem, genre, “City”, The Martian Wave, March 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/martian-wave

poem, genre, “Winter God”, Dead of Winter 2, Milk and Cake Press, March 2022, https://milkandcakepress.com/product/dead-of-winter-ii-an-anthology/

poem, genre, “ShipShape”, Granfallloon, Spring 2022, https://www.granfalloon.org/

poem, genre, “The Ancient of Days”, The Fantastic Other #4, Spring 2022, https://fantasticother.com/

poem, genre, “Facing the Thousand Ships”, Musings of the Muses, Brigid Gate Press, April 2022, https://brigidsgatepress.com/product/musings-of-the-muses

Deborah L. Davitt

poem, spec, “Debris,” The Avenue, May 18, 2022, https://theavenuejournal.squarespace.com/home/debris

Christina M. Rau

3 poems, “A Message from the Labyrinth,” “Collision,” and “Out of the Blue”, Crashing The Canon: St. John’s Humanities Review, May 2022, https://stjenglish.com/wp-content/uploads/HR-Spring-2022-Vol.-19-Iss.-1.pdf

poem, “TV Tragedy,” Destinies: The Voice Of Science Fiction Radio Show with Dr. Howard Margolin, April 29, 2022 (poem at 48:37), http://captphilonline.com/Destinies/Destinies_04_29_22.mp3

Angela Acosta

2 poems, “Jumping through Spacetime” & “Regarding the Memory of Earth,” Radon Journal, Issue 1, May 2022, https://www.radonjournal.com/regardingthememory & https://www.radonjournal.com/jumpingthroughspacetime

2 poems, “Printing Press” & “Into Orbit,” confetti: Westchester Writers Workshop Magazine, Spring 2022, https://confettimag.org/home/poetry/printing-press/ & https://confettimag.org/home/poetry/into-orbit/

poem, “Precipice,” Musings of the Muses, Brigids Gate Press, April 30, 2022, https://brigidsgatepress.com/product/musings-of-the-muses

Carolyn Clink

poem, “The End of the Earth”, Polar Borealis Magazine Issue 21, May 2022, https://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/POLAR-BOREALIS-21-May-2022.pdf

Ken Poyner

poem, “Lexicon”, Mobius vol 33 #2, non-genre, web, http://www.mobiusmagazine.com

2 poems, “Feral” & “Family”, The Freshwater Journal, non-genre, print, https://asnuntuck.edu/about/community-engagement/freshwater-literary-journal/

poem, “Discovery”, Dreams and Nightmares #121, genre, print, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042322b.html

poem, “Survival”, Rune Bear, genre, web, https://runebear.com/weekly/survival/

Peter Roberts

2 poems, “procession” & “continuum (newton),” Illumen, Hiraeth Publishing, Vol. XVIII, No. 3; Spring 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/illumen-spring-2022-edited-by-tyree-campbell

Richard Groller

poem, “Sorge*,” Stand Together: A Collection of Poems and Short Stories for Ukraine, May 14, 2022, https://www.amazon.com/Stand-Together-Collection-Stories-Ukraine/dp/B0B14N27TW

Lauren McBride

poem, “Here We Have Laws”, genre, Dreams & Nightmares, issue 121, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042322b.html

Melissa Ridley Elmes

3 poems, “Mukkelevi,” “Date Night,” and “Starfall,” Spectral Realms 16, Winter 2022, https://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/spectral-realms/spectral-realms-no.-16

poem, “Drown-Skin Girl,” Illumen, Winter 2022 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/illumen-magazine

2 poema, “A Sensorial” (non-genre) and “What the Old Woman Knows ,” Listen to Her, 23 March 2022, https://lieberman.domains.unf.edu/s22/a-sensorial-what-the-old-woman-knows-by-melissa-ridley-elmes/

poem, “Every Light a Threshold,” Haven Speculative 4, May 2022, https://www.havenspec.com/

Marisca Pichette

poem, “Topsoil,” Solarpunk Magazine, Issue 3, May 2022, https://solarpunkmagazine.com/shop/solarpunk-magazine-issue-3/

poem, “Heel to Toe,” honorable mention, Baltimore Science Fiction Society Annual Poetry Contest, May 2022, http://www.bsfs.org/bsfspoetry.htm

Rebecca A. Demarest

poem, “Save Point,” Organic Ink Vol. 5, Dragon Soul Press, June 2022, https://books2read.com/OI5

Catherine Brogdon

poem, “Fairy Eyes in the Emerald Dell,” Celestite Poetry Issue 4, Spring 2022, https://celestitepoetry.wixsite.com/journal/issues

Tristan Beiter

review of “[. . . ] by Ava Hofmann”, Strange Horizons, 2 May 2022, http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/by-ava-hofmann/

Blaize Kelly Strothers

poem, “the West is dead,” Strange Horizons, April 18 2022, http://strangehorizons.com/poetry/the-west-is-dead/

Vali Hawkins Mitchell

prose poem, “Thieves”, Sky Island Journal, Issue 20, April 2022, https://www.skyislandjournal.com/issues#/issue-20-spring-2022/

poem, “The Visitant”, The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review, https://starshipsloane.com/article/the-space-cadet-science-fiction-review-spring-2022-issue-1/73/#Pg_73

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “The burial begins slow”, The Metaworker, May 23, 2022, http://www.themetaworker.com/2022/05/23/the-burial-begins-slow-by-robin-wyatt-dunn/

2 poems, “sheep” and “The Suzerain Shines at the Canal”, Setu Mag, May 8, 2022, https://www.setumag.com/2022/04/Western-Voices-2022-Robin-Wyatt-Dunn.html

poem, “Saira Means Princess”, Dissident Voice, May 8, 2022, https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/05/saira-means-princess/

poem, “slow train in winter”, Litro Magazine, April 29, 2022, https://www.litromagazine.com/usa/2022/04/slow-train-in-winter/

poem, “The Suzerain Shines at the Canal”, Dissident Voice, April 17, 2022, https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/04/the-suzerain-shines-at-the-canal/

poem, “like a wall”, The Piker Press, March 21, 2022, https://www.pikerpress.com/article.php?aID=8842

poem, “Nightmare country”, Dissident Voice, March 20, 2022, https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/03/nightmare-country/

poem, “the wine of sleep”, Dissident Voice, February 27, 2022, https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/02/the-wine-of-sleep/

Beatriz Fernandez

poem, “Nova’s Voice.” Mom Egg Review #20: Mother Figures, April 21, 2022, https://momeggreview.com/2022/04/21/mer-20-mother-figures/ and free virtual reading June 5th, 3-5 pm EDT, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mer-20-mom-egg-review-mother-figures-launch-reading-2-tickets-329836679387

poem, “Native Part I and II”, Arte Latino NOW, April 2022, https://artelatinonowquclt.dropmark.com/1155192/29530392

2 poems, “Her Last Cotillion” and “Nefertiti’s Secret”, Made by History: an Anthology of Historical Fiction, The Copperfield Review, March 28, 2022, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09THNRPM8/

Colleen Anderson

poem translation, “The Tree of Eyes,” Speculatief 1.1, May 2022, http://speculatief.be/2022/05/01/de-boom-vol-ogen/

poem, “Garuda’s Folly,” Dreams & Nightmares 121, May 2022, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042922d.html

poem, “The Glass Cleaner,” Lucent Dreaming 11, May 2022, https://lucentdreaming.com/product/lucent-dreaming-issue-11/

collection, I Dreamed a World, LVP Publications, May 2022, http://www.lycanvalley.com/2022/03/new-release-i-dreamed-world-by-colleen.html

Ronald A. Busse

poem, “Before outhouses,” FreeXpresSion Volume XXIX – Issue No. 4, April 2022, https://online.fliphtml5.com/leqjf/tzcj/#p=1

2 poems, “W” and “Christmas,” FreeXpresSion Volume XXVIII – Issue No. 7, https://online.fliphtml5.com/leqjf/yubw/#p=1

Gerri Leen

poem, “Echo’s Lament,” Musings of the Muses, Brigid’s Gate, April 2022, https://www.amazon.com/Musings-Muses-Heather-Vassallo/dp/1957537035

5 poems, “The Goddess of Destruction Stops for Tea,” “Jaguar Queen,” “Living in Rubble,”  “Someone Comes Knocking,” and “We Who Are About to Die,” Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology Of Science Fiction Poetry – Volume 3, Dimensionfold Publishing, April 2022, https://www.amazon.com/Eccentric-Orbits-Anthology-Science-Fiction-ebook/dp/B09XS9H9PT

poem, “Like Thunder in My Head,” Enchanted Conversation, April 2022 Issue, https://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2022/04/the-tempest-rainbow-april-2022-issue.html

poem, “Medusa Ups Her Game,” Pyre, Spring/Summer 2022, https://www.pyremagazine.com/

poem, “Spring When I Met You (Spring, When I Woke),” Dreams & Nightmares, Issue 121, May 2022, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042922d.html

Ian Willey

poem, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Vol. 33, No. 2, May 2022 http://mobiusmagazine.com/poetry/inconve2.html

haiku, “before dawn,” Asahi Haikuist Network, May 6, 2022, https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14614076

Earl Livings

verse novel, genre, The Silence Inside the World, Peggy Bright Books, May 22, 2022, https://tinyurl.com/2pwyn229

Shelly Jones

4 poems, “Ode to Brigid,” “Goddess of Waiting,” “St Leonard and the Dragon,” and “Falling,” Lothlorien Poetry Journal, May 31, 2022, https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/05/four-poems-by-shelly-jones.html 

Mary Soon Lee

poem, mainstream, “Phalaenopsis Orchid,” Uppagus #51, May 2022, https://uppagus.com/poems/soon-lee-orchid/

Akua Lezli Hope

panel, “Poetry that Punches above Its Word Count,” with Mary Turzillo, Mary Soon Lee, Javon Goard, & Bryant O’Hara, Balticon, May 29, 2022, and reading with Mary Soon Lee, Balticon, May 27, 2022, https://schedule.balticon.org/#prog/query:Akua

workshop, “Writing Speculative Poetry. Tools, Tips and Markets for Your Speculative Verse”, SpringWrites Festival, May 26, 2022, https://artspartner.org/content/view/spring-writes-events#spec

reading, “Afrofuturist Speculative Poetry”, with Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss, Bryant O’Hara, Jacqueline Johnson, Linda Addison, Terese Mason Pierre and Uche Ogbuji, SpringWrites Festival, May 7, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKMY8-3GoE8

presentation to Professor Albert White’s Class, Touro University, April 25, 2022, https://www.touro.edu/

Frank Coffman

2 poems, “The Collection” (a Dramatic Monologue) and “Skinner,” The Horror Zine, May 2022, http://thehorrorzine.com/Poetry/May2022/FranKCoffman/FrankCoffman.html

Richard Magahiz

poem, semi-genre, “The closest traitor,” Mobius: the Journal of Social Change 33:2, https://mobiusmagazine.com/poetry/closestt.html

poem, non-genre, “Calm in the face of calamity,” Call Me [When it’s Over], https://callmebrackets.net/call-me-when-its-over/

2 poems, genre, “You know what?” and “A place to be yourself,” Sein und Werden Spring/Summer 2022, http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/spring-summer22/contents.html

3 poems, non-genre,”[watery footprint],” “[twenty-eighth floor terrace],” “[too much plum wine],”, Under the Basho 2022, https://underthebasho.com/the-journal/under-the-basho-2022/haiku/richard-magahiz.html

poem, genre, “In time of strife,” Dreams and Nightmares #121, https://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/2022/04/042322b.html

Richard Magahiz and John W Sexton

5 poems, genre, “omega rear end,” “spearing fleas,” “at axe their hearts,” “a sjambok map,” “over a void,” Danse Macabre 142, https://dansemacabreonline.wixsite.com/neudm/richard-magahiz-john-sexton-142

Lisa Timpf

collection, In Days to Come, Hiraeth Publishing, February 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/in-days-to-come-by-lisa-timpf

5 poems, spec, “Another Virtual Meeting,” “The Changing Face of Fear,” “Dogs of the 2080s,” “Strange New Worlds,” and “New Home, New Hope,” Eccentric Orbits Volume 3, April 2022, Dimensionfold Publishing, https://www.amazon.ca/Eccentric-Orbits-Anthology-Science-Fiction/dp/1989940447/

5 poems, spec, “Infinite Monkey Theorem, Revisited,” “It Must Be More,” “Separate and Apart,” “They Sent the Old,” “Wanted: Another Terrestrial Planet,” Illumen, Spring 2022, Hiraeth Publishing,  https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/illumen-spring-2022-edited-by-tyree-campbell

2 poems, spec, [sunlight refracts] and “Some Things We’re Meant to Leave Behind,” Scifaikuest May 2022 online, Hiraeth Publishing, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/scifaikuest-online

Lauren Scharhag

poem, “Snow, Frost, Moon,” Plainsongs, Winter 2022, Corpus Callosum Press, https://www.corpuscallosumpress.com/product-page/plainsongs-winter-2022-issue-digital

3 poems, “Hesitation,” “The Sound Barrier,” “Tangled,” Black Shamrock, Issue 3, Black Shamrock Press, https://archive.org/details/the-black-shamrock-3/page/n1/mode/2up

poem, “Comfort Food,” The Dope Fiend Daily, February 2022, https://thedopefienddaily.blogspot.com/2022/02/comfort-food-by-lauren-scharhag.html?fbclid=IwAR12Gvi6rkykrCJD4R8Fskrj5mp_sAYDOxIkbJ1FnzjHBpsowaWcMyJ_qlo

poem, “Women Alone,” Writers Place Yearbook: 2021, February 2022, https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Place-Yearbook-Beth-Gulley/dp/B09SV37R93

poem, “Starlight,” The Rye Whiskey Review, March 2022, https://ryethewhiskeyreview.blogspot.com/2022/03/starlight-by-lauren-scharhag.html

poem, “Treasures of the Czars,” Meat for Tea, Vol. 16, Issue 1: Russian Caravan, http://meatfortea.com/buy.htm?fbclid=IwAR2q1LG_vYDULNRjiMHPjHOvx2KYP3Vi0ZqAqwU0Ke7kb0XSKterHisqpGI

Nike Sulway

poem, ‘The tale of the green maid’, Eldritch & Ether, Black Hare Press, April 2022, https://www.blackharepress.com/eldritch-ether/

S. T. Eleu

poem, “Running,” American Diversity Report, Spring: May 2022, https://adrpoetry.com/category/spring2022/may2022/

poem, non-genre, “For the Former Things Have Passed Away,” Reed Magazine, Spring 2022, https://www.reedmag.org/copy-of-current-web-exclusives

Anna Cates

poem, “The Cheshire Cat,” Drifting Sands 15, May 2022, https://drifting-sands-haibun.org/5/2022/the-cheshire-cat/

Lori R. Lopez

poem, online, genre, “Marbles”, Aphelion Webzine, May 2022, http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/poetry/2022/05/Marbles.html

3 poems, print, genre, “The Creeping Tide”, “Napalm”, and “Undercurrents”, Impspired Magazine, Volume Eight, May 2022, https://amazon.com/dp/1914130677


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