National Poetry Month may be ending today, but I’m just getting started. Everyday is a good day to celebrate poetry. “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar,” said Percy Bysshe Shelley, in A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays.
Today, meet the wonderful poets that have “lifted the veil” in issue #133 of Space and Time magazine. S&T has been sharing issue #133 poets on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the last few weeks. Here they all are in one spot (aside from the magazine, of course!)
First up, Space and Time magazine’s poetry editor Linda D. Addison—you can read her column “Word Ninja” (a favorite regular feature) on page 22 of issue #133. S&T is thrilled to have Linda curating the poetry selections.
“Linda D. Addison born in Philadelphia, PA is an American poet and writer of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Addison is the first African-American winner of the HWA Bram Stoker Award®, which she won four times for her collections Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes (2001) and Being Full of Light, Insubstantial (2007) and How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend (2011) and Four Elements (2014). In 2016 Addison received the HWA Mentor of the Year Award and in 2018 she received the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award.
She has published over 300 poems, stories and articles and is one of the editors of Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing), an anthology of horror fiction/poetry by African-American women which is a HWA Bram Stoker finalist. Catch her latest work in anthologies Cosmic Underground (Cedar Grove Publishing), and Scary Out There (Simon Schuster). Addison is a founding member of the writer’s group Circles in the Hair (CITH), and a member of HWA, SFWA and SFPA.”
Meet poet Jose Quintero from issue #133 with “Go See the Junkman” (page 9).
“Jose Quintero is a high school English and drama teacher who has just started writing poetry ever since his wife passed with cancer 4 years ago. His first collection of poetry he called, “The Butterfly Collection,” in memory of his wife. His poetry covers a wide spectrum of topics; including, love and romance, fantasy, grief and mourning, and spiritual poems. At present, he directs, acts, and performs in one man shows of biblical characters.”
Meet poet Claire T. Feild from issue #133 with “Dinosauric” (page 48).
“Claire T. Feild has had 435 poems and 7 creative nonfiction stories accepted for publication in 134 different print journals and anthologies such as, The Tulane Review; Freshwater; Ghostlight; Alabama Views and Words; The Muse;Spillway; Poeming Pigeons;Jelly Bucket; The Carolina Quarterly; Slipstream Press; The Horror Zine Magazine; ThePath:A Literary Magazine;Big Muddy:A Journal of the Mississippi Valley; and Literature Today (Volume 5).
Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism. Her next poetry collection is Southern Women:The1950s. Her third poetry collection is Indigo Blues (Origami Poetry Project). Her first nonfiction book isA Delta Vigil: Yazoo City,Mississippi,the 1950s. Her second nonfiction book is Mississippi Delta Memories. “
Meet poet William Shaw from issue #133 with “A Prophecy” (page 1).
“William Shaw is a poet, blogger, and critic from Sheffield, England. His writing has appeared in Star*Line, The Martian Wave, and Doctor Who Magazine. His first book, The Black Archive: The Rings of Akhaten is forthcoming from Obverse Books. You can find him online atwilliamshawwriter.wordpres
Meet poet Todd French from issue #133 with “#1” (page 1).
“Todd French is a resident of Fountain Valley CA married with three daughters. He wrote and co-wrote two television scripts for the MTV Animated series Aeon Flux (3rd Season 1/2 hour episodes 1995).
His short fiction and poetry has appeared in Space and Time Magazine, Hadrosaur: Tales of The Talisman, Devolution Z, Disturbed Digest, The Night Cafe’, Flesh and Blood Magazine and Mindmares.”
Happy National Poetry Month! Meet poet Lily Tierney from issue #133 with “Think Bank” (page 1).
“Lily Tierney’s work has appeared in Harbinger Asylum, Veil: Journal of Darker Musings, The Stray Branch, Illumen Magazine, Polu Texni, and many others. She enjoys reading and writing poetry.”
Meet poet Terrie Leigh Relf from issue #133 with “Revisiting the origins of language” (page 25).
“Terrie Leigh Relf is a lifetime member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association and an active member of the Horror Writers Association. She lives in Ocean Beach, an eclectic beach-area community in San Diego. In addition to being a poet, Relf is also a fiction author, editor, freelance writer, and a writing coach.
A poem she collaborated on with Kendall Evans, “Our Minds Are Jewels of Uncertainty,” has just been nominated for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award. She is the poetry editor for Tales from the Moonlit Path and is on staff at Alban Lake Publishing where she assists with special projects, which includes being the lead editor and contest judge for the somewhat quarterly drabble contests.”
Meet poet Christina Sng from issue #133 with “The Last of Us” (page 25).
“Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A COLLECTION OF NIGHTMARES (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in numerous venues worldwide and received nominations in the Rhysling Awards, the Dwarf Stars, and honourable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and the Best Horror of the Year. Visit her at http://
“Holly Lyn Walrath’s poetry and short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Liminality, and elsewhere. She is the author of Glimmerglass Girl (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Find her on Twitter @Hollylynwalrath or at www.hlwalrath.com.”
Meet poet Lisa Timpf from issue #133 with “Long Gone” (page 9).
“Lisa Timpf is a retired HR and communications professional who lives in Simcoe, Ontario. Her speculative poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Dreams and Nightmares, Liquid Imagination, Outposts of Beyond and Mobius.”
Meet poet Roh Morgon from issue #133 with “Fading” (page 34).
“Roh Morgon dreams up her dark tales while driving through California’s Sierra Nevada foothills. But it’s her time spent in more remote locales—the soaring peaks of Colorado, the windswept plains of Wyoming, the mysterious Carpathian Mountains of Romania—that provides the settings for her stories.
Roh’s best known for her vampire series The Chosen, which includes the novels Watcher, Runner, and the upcoming Seeker: Book III of The Chosen; and the related 1840s historical horror novella The Last Trace and the corporate horror novella The Games Monsters Play.
Meet John Reinhart from issue #133 with “oops” (page 9).
“John Reinhart can be found ruminating in the fields of Maine under the full moon. He writes heart-shaped poems in blood on clear nights and has exhibited a series of invisible portraits of ordinary people inspired by traditional Russian icons.”
Meet poet Robert Beveridge from issue #133 with “Free” (page 26).
“Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in New American Legends, Toho Journal, and Chiron Review, among others.”
“Karl Kofoed describes himself professionally as wearing two “hats.” One is that of an Art Director and Designer who has worked for advertising agencies and in television as art director and scenic designer. He operates a freelance business from his home called MEMORIES RESTORED, where he specializes in high end archival photo and document restorations.
His other professional hat is that of a science fiction illustrator and writer. He began this page in his life with the Galactic Geographic feature he illustrated and wrote that appeared in Heavy Metal magazine from 1979 to 2004. This work culminated in the 2003 publication, The Galactic Geographic Annual 3003, a “coffee table book from the future” published by Paper Tiger/Sterling books in Britain which is still available on Amazon. He illustrated Mr. Bill in Space with Walter Williams, and has done many book covers and interior illustrations for Asimov’s Magazine, Analog and Space & Time Magazine.
Karl’s five novels are available on Amazon from Baen eBooks: Deep Ice, JOKO, and his sci-fi trilogy Jupiter’s Reef, Farthest Reef, and Infinite Reef.
Karl and his wife Janet, a talented and popular jewelry designer, live in eastern Pennsylvania and are well known in the east coast science fiction community.”
Meet poet Terran L. Randolph from issue #133 with “Vase of Water, My Soul’s Remedy” (page 48).
Terran L. Randolph has been a poet over 30 years and started slam poetry in Bend Oregon 20 years ago before going on to start the largest poetry slam in Arizona’s history along with poets like Aaron Johnson Christopher, Lane Noraz, and poets taught through high schools from Arizona to Oregon. Four books with art by Joann Lundberg and Three Albums on soundcloud.com/
Meet poet John Philip Johnson from issue #133 with “Mer-love” (page 23).
“John Philip Johnson is a science fiction writer with credits in Asimov’s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Apex, Mythic Delirium, Space and Time, Daily Science Fiction, and elsewhere.
He is working on his second comic book, “Yellow Mars,” with Bob Hall and other artists, due out late 2019. His ambition is to become a gamer, thus landing the trifecta of nerd culture: SF — comics — games.”