Category Archives: Poetry

New poem and good news

If you’re hankering for an apocalyptic poem with some salty atmosphere, I have to recommend my poem “Not With a Bang, But Waves Whispering,” out in the latest issue of the Lovecraft eZine. I’m super-stoked to have a piece in this publication, which is my absolute favorite online magazine–and to make it even more awesome, I’m sharing a table-of-contents with my good friend Ed Morris. I can’t wait to see Ed and the zine’s editor, Mike Davis, at this weekend’s HP Lovecraft Film Festival!

Last week I got my manuscript turned in for the novel I’ve been working on, so hopefully I will be stirring up some new short stories and poems over the next few weeks, before jumping back into novel revisions for a different project. It’s always so fun to have free time for more experimental work!

Also, this is a spot of old news, but I’m so proud that I have to shout about it here: my story “Barnstormers” is going to be reprinted in Heiress of Russ 2013: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction.  I can’t imagine a better honor for that story!

“Stone Queen”

If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, my fossil poem, “Stone Queen,” runs through the end of the month at Abyss & Apex.

The poem was inspired by Sue, the T Rex who lives in the Field Museum in Chicago.  I definitely recommend the book Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law and My Life, by Peter Larson, the man who discovered her (and several other remarkable tyrannosaurus specimens). If you like dinosaurs, the book will fill you with the urge to go dig one up!

Here’s a great picture of Sue in Chicago:

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons, taken by Scott Robert Anselmo)