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Scifaiku: Geomagnetic Reversal

Geomagnectic Reversal (blog)

 

Geomagnetic Reversal
when north becomes south
protective shroud fails humanity
compass spins

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem inspired by the current trend of the weakening of the magnetic north.  Science postulates that the Earth’s poles might flip, as it has done in past ancient eras.

Scifaiku: Genes

Scifaiku - Genes

Genes

gene for traveling
popping among my time stream
trapped in the family tree

*poem first published in Far Horizons Magazine – October 2015

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem is inspired by a famous time-travel story of science fiction literature.

Scifaiku – Butterfly Effect

Scifaiku - Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

stalking a T-Rex
hunter steps on butterfly
past shifts future forward

*poem published in Far Horizons Magazine – August 2015

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem is inspired from a famous time-travel story of science fiction literature.

Scifaiku – Harvest

Scifaiku: Harvest

Harvest

it is in the bag
rare earth metal treasure
asteroid harvest

*poem published in Far Horizons Magazine – June 2015

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem is based off the idea of mining the asteroids. It is said that the asteroid of the future will be surrounded by a bag, blasted and then the remains scooped up and harvested for rare metals. It is science fiction now, but in the near future it will be science fact.

A Primer for Writing Scifaiku publishes on Lit Central OC

primer notebook

Scifaiku has become a passion of mine over the past year. It is a form of poetry that combines science fiction themes with Japanese haiku in a “bastard” form. I took a workshop on how to write this form of poetry at a local science fiction convention and it has had an impact on my writing.

I’d like to encourage science fiction writers to take a look at Scifaiku and wrote a primer about how to go about writing it. I’ve included some of my scifaiku illustrations that you see here on my blog with the article. It is published in the online magazine Lit Central OC, edited by DeAnna Cameron.

A Primer for Writing Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp