About SF Poetry

Take a Peek at NITEBLADE

Niteblade has rapidly become one of the leading showcases for sf/f/h prose and especially poetry among the e-zine community. Below is the url for the current issue so you can see for yourself the high quality of the poetry it publishes.


A View of the film "Rubber" by Scott E. Green

Rubber is a new film about a murederous tire rolling amok in that most dangerous of areas, the rural American Southwest. It is an odd combination of Christine, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Waiting for Godot and every Randolph Scott western you ever saw.

Radial rolling down a Texas two-laner
under the high desert sun.

Blood caked its treads,
the audience high up on a knoll
the unwitting players go through their deaths
not realising
that the tire
will turn on them.

'The Edge of the World' by James S. Dorr

The poem below won the annual Balticon Award in 2006. It was first published in 2006 in the BALTICON 40 PROGRAM BOOK (Baltimore, 2006 )

Culling the family album by David Kopaska-Merkel

This poem is an interesting take on the future of family history. He is the State Geologist of Alabama, publisher /editor of the leading speculative poetry magazine DREAMS & NIGHTMARES and has published 1000 poems in 25 years. Wow what is it with genre writers

yet another recording
of great grandma
on the swing
as a little girl back on Mars

out it goes

the simulacrum's
pleading rises thru
the vocal register
as the code unravels,
ending with a despairing
helium shriek