SFPA June 2022 Round-Up

Ah, the internet:

Electronic June bugs flying in formation to haul banners behind them. And this particular banner? It lists the various poetic goings-on of SFPA’s members during the past month.


Lorraine Schein

poem, “The Unborn and the Dead,” 2nd place, Baltimore Science Fiction Society Annual Poetry Contest, May 2022, http://www.bsfs.org/bsfspoetry.htm

poem, “My Alien Neighbor,” Utopia Science Fiction, June/July 2022, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/june-july-2022-digital

Sumiko Saulson

book, speculative poetry, The Rat King, Dooky Zines, 6/8/2022, https://dookyzines.com/2022/06/09/the-rat-king/

Carina Bissett

2 poems, “My Body, My Book” and “Our Lady’s Bird,” Under Her Skin: A Women in Horror Poetry Showcase, Black Spot Books, April 2021, https://www.amazon.com/Under-Her-Skin-Toni-Miller/dp/1645480445

Adele Gardner

2 poems, genre, “The Best Ambassadors” and “Cat Early Warning System,” Felis Futura: An Anthology of Future Cats, Manawaker Studio, June 2022, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3952F6G

poem, genre, electronic, “The Crow-People,” Penumbric Speculative Fiction Mag, June 2k22, vol vi issue 1, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/gardnerCrow.html

T.D. Walker

poem, “CONELRAD 1960 / COVID 2020,” Fireside Magazine, June 2022, https://firesidefiction.com/conelrad-1960-covid-2020

Wendy Van Camp

reading, “Poetic Voices”, Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center of Anaheim, June 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvyHCEtMr0U&t=30s

Sue Burke

poem, “Sonnet for Six,” Ludlow Charlington’s Doghouse: an anthology supporting Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control, Crawdance Productions, June 2022, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09ZK7CTRP/

Linda D. Addison

poem, “Fracking-lution,” HyBriD: Misfits, Monsters and Other Phenomena, Hybrid Sequence Media, 6/20/2022, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B47QDQD7

David C. Kopaska-Merkel

3 poems, “The Way Things Are Going,” “Coffee Break,” and “Why Everyone Needs A Liberal Arts Education,” Focus 74, Spring 2022, https://www.bsfa.co.uk/focus

S. Blackthorn Riddle

poem, spec, “Exulansis”, Liquid Imagination, June 2022, https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/article/exulansis-by-s-blackthorn-riddle/

Robert Payne Cabeen

poem, “The Caverns of Forgetfulness,” What Remains, Firbolg Publishing, Spring 2022, https://www.amazon.com/What-Remains-B-Scully/dp/0578375982

L. Marie Wood

poem “Beautiful”, Under Her Skin, Blak Spot Books, April 2022, https://vesuvianmedia.com/under-her-skin/

James Dorr

2 poems, “Don’t Always Believe Everything You Read” & “The Vampiress’ Soliloquy,” The Ryder, Bloomington, IN, June-July 2022, https://online.flippingbook.com/view/909906235/46/

Robin Wyatt Dunn

poem, “give holy things”, Dissident Voice, June 5, 2022, https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/06/give-holy-things/

Colleen Anderson

poem, “The Toadstone,” Penumbric Vol. IV #1, Jun. 2022, https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/cover.html

poem & audio, “Heart of the Woods,” Liquid Imagination 51, Jun. 2022, https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/article/heart-of-the-woods-by-colleen-anderson/

Michael H. Payne

3 poems, #1676, 1678 & 1679, Terebinth, June 6, 2022, June 20, 2022 & June 27, 2022, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220606.html, http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220620.html & http://pandora.xepher.net/terebinth/tbarchiv/20220627.html

Noel Sloboda

chapbook, Creature Features, Mainstreet Rag Publishing Company, June 2022, https://mainstreetragbookstore.com/product/creature-features-noel-sloboda/

Eugen Bacon

2 prose poems, “Aberration,” and “Hope is the bone,” Of Horror and Hope, HWA, July 2022, https://horror.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/HWA-MHI-Of-Horror-And-Hope-Wellness.pdf

Lyri Ahnam

poem, “Forest Heart,” Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice 2022, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/summer-solstice-2022/forest-heart/

Ian Willey

poem, “Double Feature,” One Sentence Poems, June 6, 2022, http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/?p=6902

poem, “Replay,” One Sentence Poems, June 8, 2022, http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/?p=6904

Ken Poyner

3 poems, “A Free Man”, “Radicalization” & “ Spaces”, The Thieving Magpie issue 18, Summer 2022, non-genre, web, thievingmagpie.org

poem, “Absolution Prayer”, Celestal Review cycle VI, June 10, 2022, genre, web, celestalreview.org

2 poems, “The Gift of a Stuttering God” &“Expression”, Thirteen Myna Birds, genre, web, http://13myna.blogspot.com/

6 poems, “Alternative Belief”, “Capture”, “The Birth of Courage”, The Handsel”, “The Last American Decade” & “The Lively Engram”, Bindweed, Midsummer Madness 2022, non-genre, print, https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com

Lauren McBride

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

2 poems, “as if for Old Faithful” and “Found Underground,” genre/print, Scifaikuest, May 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-may-2022-edited-by-teri-santitoro

2 poems, “Frustration – Under F” and “reflecting,” genre, Spaceports & Spidersilk, June 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/spaceports-spidersilk-june-2022-edited-by-marcie-lynn-tentchoff

Katherine Quevedo

essay, “Level Up Your Poetry, Part 3: The Name of the Game Is Immersion,” Sidequest, June 6, 2022, https://sidequest.zone/2022/06/06/level-up-your-poetry-part-3-the-name-of-the-game-is-immersion/

poem, reprint, genre, “The Fabulous, Interconnected Living Root Bridges of the Fairies,” The Hyacinth Review, June 13, 2022, https://hyacinthreview.org/katherine-quevedo-the-fabulous-interconnected-living-root-bridges-of-the-fairies/

poem, reprint, genre, “Merfolk in the Ghost Net,” the tide rises, the tide falls, June 13, 2022, https://www.thetiderises.org/read/merfolk-in-the-ghost-net

Earl Livings

2 haiku, non-genre, ‘my breathing’ and ‘blowing kisses’, Creatrix Journal #57, https://wapoets.com/creatrix-57-haiku/#Earl

haiku, non-genre, ‘country cemetery’, hedgerow #138, https://hedgerowhaiku.com/the-print-issues/

poem, ’Our Green Lady’ (non-genre), in The Crow, June 2022, https://www.ginninderrapress.com.au/crow.html

Marisca Pichette

poem, “biography of bile and biotin,” NonBinary Review, Issue 28, June 2022, https://www.zoeticpress.com/branded-merch/issue-28-person-first-in-an-identity-first-world

poem, “Wait when ice forms over my fingertips,” Of Horror and Hope, Horror Writers Association Mental Health Initiative, June 2022, https://horror.org/mhi-wait-when-ice-forms-over-my-fingertips-by-marisca-pichette/

poem, “Astronatomy,” Utopia Science Fiction, June/July 2022 Issue, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/product-page/june-july-2022-digital

Kim Whysall-Hammond

poem, genre,”Wild Calling Moon”, Silver Blade, Spring Issue 2022, https://www.silverblade.net/2022/05/wild-calling-moon/ 

poem, genre,”The Mourning of the Children”, Ink Drinkers Poetry, Issue 6, June 2022, https://inkdrinkerspoetry.wordpress.com/issue-6-dreams/

poem, genre,”In shape no bigger than an Agate Stone”, Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice Issue 2022, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/summer-solstice-2022/

Kim Malinowski

verse novel, Clutching Narcissus, Barnes & Noble Press, June 2022, https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/clutching-narcissus-kim-malinowski/1141664743

Amanda Hard

poem, “Je m’accuse”, parAbnormal Magazine, Hiraeth Publishing, June 2022, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/parabnormal-magazine-june-2022-edited-by-h-david-blalock-1

Elizabeth R. McClellan

poem, “Packing Light,” Kaleidotrope, Spring 2022, https://kaleidotrope.net/spring-2022/packing-light-by-elizabeth-r-mcclellan/

poem, “Trained by a Veteran of the Solar Wars,” Utopia Science Fiction, June/July 2022, https://www.utopiasciencefiction.com/

Hamad Al-Rayes

poem, “Pilgrimage,” Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer 2022, https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/summer-solstice-2022/pilgrimage/

poem, “The Invention of Language,” Young Ravens Quarterly Review, Summer 2022, http://www.youngravensliteraryreview.org/yr16-hamad-al-rayes.html

Lynne Sargent

2 poems, “A Legacy of Gasoline,” and “The Price of Magic,” Quaranzine, June 26th 2022, https://www.thirdestateart.org/quaranzine/two-poems-by-lynne-sargent

Jeana Jorgensen

poem, “Snow White Goes Gray,” Cross & Cross Keys. https://crowcrosskeys.com/2022/06/18/snow-white-goes-gray-jeana-jorgensen/ 

Anna Cates

poem, “The Possession,” Otoliths, June 2022, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2022/06/anna-cates.html

haiku, Modern Haiku 53.2, Summer 2022, modernhaiku.com

haiku, Frameless Sky Issue 16, June 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFG0aN6L3kA or in DVD format, https://framelesssky.weebly.com/subscriptions.html

haiku, honorable mention in 3rd Star Haiku Contest, https://ktpj-hoshinohaiku.jimdofree.com/eng-home/ with the award ceremony 6 p.m. July 7, at Hoshida Myokengu Shrine, 9-60-1 Hoshida, Katano City, Osaka Prefecture and broadcast live on Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCja03YE0P4CFL0VJNy-vzgw

Richard Magahiz

2 poems, genre, “Your colour palette, 2012” & “Your colour palette, 2020,” Shoreline of Infinity 31, https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/product/shoreline-of-infinity-31/

poem, genre, “Antikythera issues a statement,” Eccentric Orbits Vol.3 Speculative Poetry Reading Part 2, 14 June 2022, https://youtu.be/UZdzOv2Txk0

poem, genre, “[in the joints]”, Haiku Pea June podcast, https://poetrypea.com/s5e12-original-speculative-haiku-senryu/

Akua Lezli Hope

poem, “Scree,” NewsVerse News, June 30, 2022 https://newversenews.blogspot.com/

Afrofuturistic Speculative Pastoral Poetry, Presentation and Reading with Eugen Bacon, June 24, 2022, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_m58tgNRR4

Juneteenth Poetry Reading, June 17, 2022, Southeast Steuben County Library, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj7KTf3ISNI&t=29s

Self As Source Poetry Writing Workshop, June 7 & 14, 2022, Southeast Steuben County Library, https://ssclibrary.org/activities/poetry-workshop1/ & https://ssclibrary.org/activities/poetry-workshop-2/

Lisa Timpf

poem, spec, “The Cool Neighbours,” Polar Starlight, Issue 6, June 2022, https://polarborealis.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/POLAR-STARLIGHT-6-June-2022.pdf

2 poems, spec, “The New Old West” and “Detained,” Scifaikuest May 2022 print, Hiraeth Publishing, https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/scifaikuest-may-2022-edited-by-teri-santitoro

book review, non-genre, In the Writers’ Words: Conversations with Ten Canadian Poets, by Laurence Hutchman, Miramichi Reader, June 6, 2022, https://miramichireader.ca/2022/06/in-the-writers-words-conversations-with-ten-canadian-poets-volume-ii-by-laurence-hutchman/

Ronald A. Busse

book reviewed, Poems That Could End the World, FreeXpresSion magazine, July 2022, Volume XXIX – Issue No. 7, https://online.fliphtml5.com/leqjf/omxw/#p=2

Sarah Webb

poem, genre, online, “A Story We Have Forgotten”, Texas Poetry Assignment, May 25, 2022, texaspoetryassignment.org

Ann K. Schwader

haiku, mainstream, “the bees,” The Heron’s Nest, June 2022, https://www.theheronsnest.com/June2022/haiku-p5.html

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