My poem “Νόστιμον Ήμαρ” is up in Uncanny Magazine

I have a new poem up in Uncanny Magazine. “Νόστιμον Ήμαρ” is a poem about leaving and missing home and the taste of it.

Νόστιμον Ήμαρ means “the day of return” in Greek and it’s an expression one can find in Odyssey. The word νόστιμος (tasty) has the same root as νoσταλγία (nostalgia) which is νόστος and means coming back to your home country. It’s an interesting thing if you think about it, how tastes and food can mean home to people.

I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Stories and Poems I liked in January

Last year, reading ended up being quite the struggle. I found it very difficult to keep my concentration when reading long or short form, and I hunted my interest in the stories I read with a harpoon.

So, this year, in an effort to bring my mojo back and keep myself accountable for reading more on the front of short fiction and poetry, I’m going to make one post per month of my favorite reads. While I didn’t read as many short stories as I had planned, I’m quite satisfied with the progress I made. Without further ado, here is a small list of the short stories and the poems that I liked during January.

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Stories:

“Green Tunnels” by Taimur Ahmad, in Fireside Fiction

“The Dead, In their Uncontrollable Power” by Karen Osborne, in Uncanny

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Poems:

“recursion” by M. Darush Whem, in Liminality

Mojo Lost by Allyson Shaw, in Liminality

“You and Your Tulpa by Jen Julian, in Liminality

“For Mrs. Q” by C.S.E. Cooney. in Fireside

“The city that changed hands by Maya Chhabra, in Strange Horizons

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