“Lullacry” Reading on SFPA

There is a recorded reading of my poem, “Lullacry,” on the Science Fiction and Poetry Association’s website as part of their Halloween Poetry Readings. I never like how my voice sounds recorded, but for this poem maybe the child like tones add something.

Note of interest—I read this poem in a deeper voice than I normally use to try and sound more ominous. Once again, I miss the mark. Listen to “Lullacry,” read by me, along with a nice selection of other Halloween inspired readings by poets by clicking this link.

Lullacry started out as a daydream last Halloween as I was walking my dog. It was a tidbit that I scribbled down in my notes. It wound up being perfect for the SFPA Halloween line up. This is the first time this poem has appeared anywhere.

To go with it, I made this photo collage…

 

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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