2018 Awards Eligibility Post

The year is almost over, so it’s time for my 2018 awards eligibility post.  Here are the science fiction poems I had published this year: Short Poems (under 49 lines): “The Artificial Intelligence of Grief,” On Spec, #109 Vol. 29 No 2, November 2018.  Length: 22 lines. “Aubade: Taking Off,” Kaleidotrope, Spring 2018.  Length: 28

Gardening in the New Year: Preparation

This fall, after an unseasonably early freeze, I’d decided to spend the winter addressing some issues in the two small flower beds behind my house. Thanks to good wind, diligent squirrels, tree runners, and the questionable choices of the house’s previous owner, I’d spent several years prior battling elm, hackberry, and oak seedlings coming up

Q&As with Speculative Poets: Christina M. Rau

The Q&As with Speculative Poets Series features interviews with writers of science fiction and fantasy poetry. For the second post in the series, I spoke with poet Christina M. Rau about her 2017 collection Liberating The Astronauts, published by Aqueduct Press. Christina M. Rau is the author of the sci-fi fem poetry collection, Liberating The Astronauts (Aqueduct Press,