Friday, December 6, 2013

Speculators 2013 Poems Published

At the end of the year, we've been putting together a list of the speculative (science fiction/horror/fantasy) poems the people in the group have published in the calendar year, so make list of your pubs and put it in the comments section below, or e-mail it to me, and I'll add them.

Categories: short poems (under 50 lines), haiku and scifaiku, long poems (50 lines and over)
(listing reprints is optional, but if you do, put them as a separate category).

Speculators 2013:

Michael Ceraolo:

Short SF poems:

  • "Everyday People" - Pirene's Fountain April 2013
  • "A Horse with No Name" - FreeXpression June 2013
  • "Hail to the Chief" - SpeedPoets Zine vol. 13.3 
Long SF poems:

Non-SF poems: (too numerous to list)


Joshua Gage:


Short SF poems:

  • Questions About Devils, Star*Line 
  • Phoenix, Dreams and Nightmares 
  • Twilight Aeronauts, Star*Line 

Long poem:


  • “deep space run—“ Scifaikuest 
  • “time and tide” Scifaikuest 
  • “planet dust” Scifaikuest 
  • “methane storm—“ Scifaikuest 
  • “Earthrise” Scifaikuest 
  • “desert planet” Scifaikuest


Holly Jensen:

Short SF poems:


Geoffrey A. Landis:

speculative poems can be found here.

Short poems:

  • "On the Semileptonic Decays of Mesons," Asimov's (Apr/May 2013)
  • “Rivers,” Asimov's (June 2013)
  • “Listening to the Skies,” Analog (July/August 2013)
  • “I Dream of Shining Steel,” The Squire, Volume 4: Warriors Anthology (July 2013)
  • "All Hallow's Eve" (audio) SFPA Halloween reading (Oct. 2013)
  • "Haiku for H.P. Lovecraft and Modern Physics," Cthulhu Haiku II (Popcorn Press)


  • Worship the ancient, Cthulhu Haiku II (Popcorn Press)/li>
  • The atoms that are us, Star*Line (36.4, Autumn 2013)

Long poem:

  • “Across the Dark, the Pioneers,” Starship Century (May 2013) (reprint in Franck Marchis SETI blog (Sept 2013))

Non-SF poems:

  • “Ode to my lover's small intestine,” Chizine (April 2013)
  • "Jack McGuane's Hat" and “Heartbreak makes me Horny” (photo): Cheap&Easy #1 (Crisis Chronicles, Nov 2013).
  • "Family Ties," Vending Machine Poetry for Change (Poet's Haven, Nov 2013)


  • 12 Haiku: The Squire, Volume 3: The Seasons Anthology (Writing Knights, March 2013)
  • cat haiku, On Velvet Feet (Poet's Haven, 2013)
  • “Distant train whistle,” “Luminous twilight,” and “Wheelbarrow,” Lifting the Sky anthology, Dos Gatos press (2013)
  • “Longing for the Ocean,” Best of Ohio 2013 (2nd place in Ohio Poetry Day Haiku contest)

Reprinted 2013:

  • “moon floats in darkness” (haiku) in Amazing
  • “Bearded Kalliope,” in Hessler Street Fair poetry anthology 2013
  • “A Villanelle,” Pohemians June 2013
  • "Ghosts" and "Singularity," Dwarf Stars 2013 (SFPA 2013)
  • “At One Gee,” Lyrikline, Sept. 2013
  • “Your Ghost on My Machine,” Best of Ohio 2013
  • "One Breath," "Open Mike at Neon Cup," and "Mohammed & Jesus," in Poetry SuperHighway (Sept 9-16 2013)

dan smith


  • (many short poems/scifaiku) published in The Liquid of Her Skin, the Suns of Her Eyes (Nightballet Press 2013)


J. E. Stanley

Short poems:

  • “The Origin of Water,” Lipsmack! (NightBallet Press). 
From the chapbook Selected Regions of the Moon (NightBallet Press):
  • “The Sad Gravity of the Moon” 
  • “bleached bones” 
  • “this second” 
  • “After Eye Surgery” 
  • “Letter from Poe” 
  • “Chemistry” 
  • “Sakura Sakura” 
  • “Silver Nitrate Trilogy” 
  • “History” 
  • “Somewhere”



Mary A. Turzillo:

poems can be found here

Short poems:

  • "If We Are Alone," Analog May 2013
  • "Peach," Best of Ohio 2013 (3rd in Ohio Poetry Day "Literary Personae" contest)
  • "Cats are Poetry," On Velvet Feet (Poet's Haven, Spring 2013)
  • "Five Senryu for Isabella, On Velvet Feet (Poet's Haven, Spring 2013)


  1. Did my comment go through? It was all wrong and I have no idea what I'm talking about. :P

  2. Okay - so my previous one didn't go through.


    I had one poem in a non-paying horror market, and I had two more in a non-paying sf market. Does that count?

  3. "Everyday People" - Pirene's Fountain April 2013
    "A Horse with No Name" - FreeXpression June 2013
    "Hail to the Chief" - SpeedPoets Zine vol. 13.3

    non-SF poems too numerous to list

  4. long SF poems:

    "The Birds and the Bees" - May 2013

    "Cheeseburger in Paradise" - 9-11 issue

    "Having My Baby" and "No Dr. Strangelove"- Children, Churches, and Daddies, archived at in the writings tab under my name

  5. Genre Poems First Published in 2013

    “at opposite ends of the earth,” Issa’s Untidy Hut, April 10, 2013

    “The Origin of Water,” Lipsmack! (NightBallet Press).

    From the chapbook “Selected Regions of the Moon” (NightBallet Press):
    “The Sad Gravity of the Moon”
    “bleached bones”
    “this second”
    “After Eye Surgery”
    “Letter from Poe”
    “Sakura Sakura”
    “Silver Nitrate Trilogy”