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STAR*LINE 'S EDITOR STEPS DOWN

Submitted by scottegreen on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:04

After nearly two decades Marge Simon is stepping down as editor of STAR*LINE . As editor she introduced dozens of poets to the sf/f/h genres. Dozens of the poems she selected for the magazine were at the very least nominated for the Rhysling and some of them won. Through her work as an editor she deeply influenced and shasped sf/f/h poetry

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STAR*LINE 'S EDITOR STEPS DOWN

After nearly two decades Marge Simon is stepping down as editor of STAR*LINE . As editor she introduced dozens of poets to the sf/f/h genres. Dozens of the poems she selected for the magazine were at the very least nominated for the Rhysling and some of them won. Through her work as an editor she deeply influenced and shasped sf/f/h poetry

A FEW HOLIDAY COMMENTS

Since I noted the demised of MURKY DEPTHS I learned about four other magazines that were paying markets for poetry have folded. On the other hand another dead market,ABANDONED TOWERS . I bring this up for this reason.

A BRIEF OBITUARY

I am sad to hear that the outstanding British df/h ezine and important showcase for poetry MURKY DEPTHS. To me its amazing as to how quickly a new ezine like MURKY DEPTHS Many of the poems it publishes are nominated for RHYSLINGS and other awards. can quickly become an important showcase for poetry. Its an interesting contrast to long established magazine like ASIMOV'S publish a vast number of poems and it cant get a single Rhysling nomination. There is a moral out there but I am damned if I can see it. I would love to see comments on the topic.

A note about SILVER BLADE

The df/h ezine SILVER BLADE (wwww.silverblade.net ) is seeking slush pile readers. Those of you who want to explore the relationship between the needs of the art of writing and the way it interacts with the needs of editing and putting out a magazine should consider contacting SILVER BLADE. in fact whenever a zine is looking for slush pile readers volunteer. It is going to make you a bettter scholar and writer of sf/f/h poetry.

Book review SURREALITIES by Bruce Boston

Book review SURREALITIES by Bruce Boston, ( Colusa CA, 2011, Dark Regions, pb,ISBN978-1-037128-13-5 ,$9.95

An academic note

A Polish academic Mateusz Marecki has written her master's thesis on science fiction/fantasy poetry. Only the title page is in Polish. If you want a copy of it please contact Bruce Boston at Bruboston@aol.com

SKELETON LEAVES

Helen Marshall's SKETON LEAVES (Kelp Queen Press ) is a poetry collection that retells the story of Peter Pan, something that you would think be a lot more common. Anyway the folowing link takes to ome of the poems and artwork used in the collection and its well worth the visit. http://skelton-key.net.

CHIAROSCRO had a reopening and invited all the poets who had appeared in it to donate a poem

The Canadian semi-pro ezine CHIAROSCRO had a reopening and invited all the poets who had appeared in it to donate a poem for one of several reopening issues. My poem 'neo ' was one of the poems used. It is well worth your time to google CHIAROSCO

Predators of ice
and stone swim the depths between
the planets,. Waiting for
physics to draw them
towards their prey
at the bottom
of a gravity well.

A comment on TILL I END MY SONG

A comment on TILL I END MY SONG (ed. by Harold Bloom, NYC; 2010, Harper) ISBN 978-0-06-192305-0 .

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