“Stone Clutched to Chest,” a collaborative poem byÂ Laura Madeline Wiseman and I, has been published in the issue 41.2 of Star*Line. This print issue can be acquired at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (Â SFPA) website.
Our poem, “Stone Clutched to Chest” looks at the Beowulf epic from the point of view of Grendel’s mother â€” and is one of the many poems re-examining myth, folklore, and pop culture stories that will be published in Every Girl Becomes the Wolf, which is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Maybe check it out, watch the trailer, or preorder a copy?.
NonBinary Review #16: The Little Prince is now available for $1.99!
“In 1943, French aristocrat, author, journalist and aviator Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-ExupÃ©ry, wrote The Little Prince, one of the most translated, most widely-read books in the world. Much of Saint-ExupÃ©ry’s life, including the death of his younger brother at the age of 15 and his marriage to Salvadoran artist and writer Consuelo Suncin, was woven into this tale of innocence, adventure and loss unlike anything else written before or since. In this issue, two dozen authors and artists explore this beloved tale that has haunted readers for over 75 years.” And isn’t the cover art by MANDEM gorgeous!
NonBinary Review is currently open to submissions for issue #17:Â A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline Lâ€™Engle.
There are a couple of days left to giveaway some books as part of the Big Poetry Giveaway 2018 â€” or check it out to see all the books you could nab (link is also in the sidebar).
Other Good Things for National Poetry Month
“Science describes accurately from outside, poetry describes accurately from inside. Science explicates, poetry implicates. Both celebrate what they describe,” notedÂ Ursual K. Le Guinn on theÂ intersections between science and poetry.Â “We need the languages of both science and poetry to save us from merely stockpiling endless â€œinformationâ€ that fails to inform our ignorance or our irresponsibility.”
Michelle Betters examines the convergence of pop culture and poetry.