A quick post today, and a warning. For the next few days, every post will be quick. Tonight I’m packing up the last of the Rhysling and Star*Line poetry books for the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
I leave you, but not with nothing. Take a minute to learn about the SFPA while I prepare the books.
From their website: The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association was founded as the Science Fiction Poetry Association in 1978 to bring together poets and readers interested in speculative poetry. Members voted to rename the organization in 2017. What is sf/f poetry? Everybody has a unique definition.
To be sure, it is poetry (we’ll leave that definition to you), but it’s poetry with some element of speculation—usually science fiction, fantasy, or horror, though some include surrealism, some straight science. SFPA’s founder, Suzette Haden Elgin, shared her thoughts on sf poetry in the aptly titled “About Science Fiction Poetry.”