Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hippocampus Press 2014

At the beginning of this month, I got published in Hippocampus Press's first biannual journal Spectral Realms!  As of today I have not yet received my contributor's copies but I believe it has shipped and hopefully will arrive soon.  I have 3 'remarkable' poems published in it.  Carathis, based on the dark sorceress from the Gothic novella, Vathek by William Beckford, was written on November 20, 2013.  Horror was written on March 4, 2014 and Kiss the Stars was written on October 6, 2013.

Here is the introduction on Spectral Realms:

"The last few decades have seen a remarkable efflorescence of weird poetry, to such a degree that we can authentically state that a renaissance of the genre is underway. Hippocampus Press has always been committed to this most rarefied mode of expression, and now Spectral Realms, published in Summer and Winter, leads the way.

The contributors in this first issue, hailing from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, and elsewhere, are indicative of the worldwide nature of the weird poetry renaissance. New poets who have emerged in recent years—Ann K. Schwader, Wade German, Leigh Blackmore, K. A. Opperman—join such veterans as Bruce Boston, W. H. Pugmire, and Richard L. Tierney in contributing vital original work to this issue.

In addition to publishing new, original poetry from modern practitioners, Spectral Realms also resurrects classic poems from prior ages as one component of its educational function; another component is the inclusion of essays on weird poets or on topics related to the field and reviews of contemporary work, whether it be volumes of poetry, anthologies, works of criticism and scholarship, or other volumes of ancillary interest."

Spectral Realms No. 1

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