I’m very excited and grateful that two of my poems, “Helianthus”” and “Petrichor”, have been nominated for the Rhysling award! I’d like to thank the editors in Solarpunk Magazine and Utopia Science Fiction for publishing them.
A poetry anthology dedicated to Ursula K. Le Guin
I am lucky enough to have two of my poems be part of a wonderful poetry anthology dedicated to Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s called Climbing Lightly through Forests: A Poetry Anthology Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin and includes poems and essays inspired by Le Guin’s work from great artists all around the world. Working with the editors Lisa M. Bradley and R.B. Lemberg was a great experience.
The first poem “We dream the future in our songs” has been inspired by my favourite book of hers “The Word for World is Forest” and the second one “Time is being and being time” is an answer to her poem “Hymn to Time”.
While I didn’t discover Le Guin as an author until a decade ago, her words have created a little nest in my heart I visit frequently and add to it as I read more of her work – which I do slowly, as I’m afraid of the emptiness once I won’t have another book of hers to open, like a last step on staircase that doesn’t really exist.
I believe this book covers this emptiness, approaches her work with love and care and all the ways her words have touched her readers.
Time is being and being
time, it is all one thing,
the shining, the seeing,
the dark abounding.
from Hymn to Time, by Ursula K. Le Guin
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!
My poem “Daughter” is out in The Future Fire
The Future Fire published one of my beloved works “Daughter”. It’s a poem about women and earth, the women on earth and the earth in women .
Cécile Matthey has created a wonderful illustration for this poem, and I hope you read it and enjoy both. ???
My poem “Voyage Season” is out in Abyss & Apex
“Voyage Season”, a poem about living and loving and leaving, is out in Abyss & Apex this month!
I hope you read it and enjoy both, the poem and the beautiful artwork John C. Mannone has made for it. ?
My poem “In our depths, we are” is out in Twisted Moon
My poem “In our depths, we are” was published in Twisted Moon‘s 4th Issue. It’s a wonderful issue with talented poets and I’m so glad I was part of it.
Make yourself a cup of coffee (or tea, or chocolate, anything would work), visit the magazine and enjoy your Sunday with beautiful poetry. ^^