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Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry Issue 17

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry Issue 17

Welcome to our latest issue of Silver Blade poetry.

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Interview with featured poet Jane Yolen

Interview with featured poet Jane Yolen

I am incapable of NOT infusing my fiction (and sometimes even nonfiction) with poetry. Even where it seems an odd additive, I put it there.

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Beauty, Beast, Bride

Beauty, Beast, Bride

My dress is as white as my hopes, my fear,
I dare not look into the mirror.
The wedding contract has been signed.

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Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit

Long before Bradbury warned us,
we knew that burning books
can consume us all.

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The Trees Commit

The Trees Commit

Even before they know what’s coming,
the trees commit to the axe.

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A Quick Word

A Quick Word

Issue 17 is my second as Silver Blade’s short fiction editor. I’m proud to be part of the staff and appreciate the opportunity to read the pieces authors submit to us…

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Alien Interrogation

Alien Interrogation

We place the chair in the white room
It is a plain chair, made of wood.
The floor is bare cement, stained.

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A Murder of Crows

A Murder of Crows

Some unknown force
drives more crows in
one by one.

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Viper’s Brood

Viper’s Brood

we’ve all seen
the crucifixion –
we can buy it in plastic
at the corner store

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Penumbra

Penumbra

I woke long after midnight
and the walls were receding
into endless constellated hallways