Just in time for the holidays: a bunch of my poems for you to read!
The Were-Traveler publishes speculative micro-fiction and poetry, with Issue #19 completely devoted to poetry with fantasy, sci-fi, or horror themes.
Five of my poems are in the issue and three of them were given lovely artistic accompaniment. I hope you enjoy them!
There are a lot of wonderful poems in the issue, so please check it out here. Links straight to my poems are below.
The Were-Traveler Issue #19
- After Receiving the Superpower of My Choice
- Princess Takane and the Raven (a ballad)
- Poetry Robot
- 8 Minutes of Sunlight
- A Poet is a Vampire (a sonnet)
I’m very proud to announce my publication in the newest issue of Carousel Magazine!
It’s a wild journal of “Hybrid Literature”.
You can buy a copy of Issue 37, featuring my poem “Hometown, BC” on their website.
It’s only $10 CAD + shipping.
Ideomancer (an awesome online speculative fiction magazine) just published my poem “A Kindness of Ravens” on their website!
This one is free and ready-to-go for your reading pleasure here.
They produce the magazine for free, so if you like what you read there, consider donating to Ideomancer here.
Funding helps them pay poets like me when they publish our work.
You can also follow them on Twitter @Ideomancer.
This is the blurb I wrote describing the poem. It’s on the Ideomancer site too:
“A Kindness of Ravens” was inspired by the visits I made to see my grandmother at the UBC Hospital and the cranes (birds) and cranes (machines) all over campus. I imagined Raven, trickster deity of the Haida, forming a kindness of ravens with my grandmother when she died, rather than one of the actual collective nouns for ravens: an unkindness. There is also a pandemonium of other avian literary allusions in the poem. Comment if you can find them!
I have three (yes THREE) poems in this brand new issue of In My Bed Magazine.
“Delicate(s)” is about what a weapon underwear can be in a relationship.
“Archaeology” compares removing a partner’s underwear to various archaeological discoveries.
“Dare to Wear” describes the people at the bus stop in front of my favourite Vancouver pub, which is across from a sexy-clothing shop.
The magazine is only $2.95 online (print) and is available at Chapters stores across Canada. In the US, you can find a store near you on the In My Bed website.
It is also going to be available in a digital format soon. I’ll update accordingly.
I haven’t received my copy yet, but I’m so excited to see what else is in the issue.
Here is an example of the work by the featured artist:
See why I’m excited?
Okay, so how cool is the premise of Steampunk haiku? As soon as I read about the call for poems for this anthology, I wrote a haiku about Tennyson and Browning duking it out with their war cogs and clockwork armies (because that is an obvious historical fact in the steampunk fantasy world that ticks away in the back of my mind). Yes, all that in 17 syllables (+ the title… which is usually cheating in the haiku world), but it probably helps having this explanation.
It’s in paperback at amazon.ca and amazon.com, and createspace. I’ll update this post when the eBook becomes available.
Yup, my name is in there!