Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry Issue 41

I am delighted in broadcasting to the world these seasoned poetic voices. A variety of styles and topics grace these pages: Walt Disney fantasy references which serve as metaphors (Underwood), the cataloging of human evolution from an alien perspective (McBride), the mathematical nature of being (Davitt), alien interrogation (Dunn),

the ghosts after a Scottish massacre (Simon), the ghosts after the great flu epidemic (Thornfield-Long), a life-death transition (MacRae), a horror tale (Trimm). A few comments, especially about the artwork chosen/created by me to represent the poems, appear after the author bios.


Please enjoy these poets’ contributions.


John C. Mannone

Poetry Editor