Issue 13 Poetry
First, I want to brag on two poets who have been published in Silver Blade in 2011 and received the distinct honor of having been nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Poetry Award sponsored by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. (And yes, I did nominate one of them; I wish I could have nominated more.) They are Ty Russell (“The Seas of Time” in Issue 11) and Greer Woodward (“Ribbons of the Sun” in Issue 12). Join me in wishing them the best of luck!
Every once in a while, Silver Blade will present a Featured Poet. We will interview some of the most celebrated writers of speculative and literary poetry. It is my delight to feature Ken Poyner as our first prominent poet and to share some of his wonderful poetry.
It is my continued pleasure to provide you with some of the best literary quality speculative poetry anywhere. Laura Madeline Wiseman returns to share more of her humorous, and socio-politically rich Martian poetry. Orla Fay from Ireland shares a haunting piece about the legendary Fianna warriors, which is as much a piece of creative nonfiction as it is poetry. Kevin Meeks continues the battle with his short, but poignant piece about the victor and the vanquished. Dawnell Harrison returns with a surreal and nostalgic poem. And the prolific Gerald Solomon shares an insightful poem that you’ll be reading over and over, enjoying it more each time. Please enjoy the work of these talented poets.
John C. Mannone
Silver Blade Poetry Editor
Our line-up this issue of enormously talented voices is…
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Orla Fay: The Park
Kevin Meeks: Battle Cry
Dawnell Harrison: A Song Stuck in My Head
Gerald Solomon: Looking Around