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speculative poetry

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  • Started 12 months ago by ThatJoshJerez
  • Latest reply from C.C. Finlay

  1. ThatJoshJerez

    Hey guys! Long time no see right? I have been delving into poetry lately and it was recently brought to my attention that speculative poetry is indeed a thing.

    I was just curious if any of you gents/ladies had any good recommendations on collections of poetry, preferably those of the speculative variety.

    Thanks a bunch, always glad to hear from you folks.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  2. Steve R.

    Analog currently publishes poetry along with its other stories.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  3. MattHughes

    My friend and colleague in SF Canada, Colleen Anderson, writes and sells specfic poetry.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  4. Marian

    Google Science Fiction Poetry and you'll see the titles of collections - I have no idea of the quality but it's a start. Also there is a Science Fiction Poetry Association that might be helpful.

    Posted 12 months ago #
  5. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    Marian mentioned the Science Fiction Poetry Association and they're a great place to start. In addition to publishing Star*Line, a magazine of speculative poetry, they also sponsor the annual Rhysling awards -- named for the blind poet Rhysling from Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “The Green Hills of Earth” -- which recognizes the best new speculative poetry.

    If you're looking for a place to start reading speculative poetry, you could do much worse than reading the annual Rhysling Award Anthology. The 2017 volume includes "Martian Garden" by John Philip Johnson, which was published in F&SF last year. Ordering information can be found here:

    Posted 12 months ago #

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