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THE PLANETS: a scifaiku poetry collection by Wendy Van Camp

THE PLANETS: a scifaiku poetry collection
written and illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

The planets have fascinated humanity since the dawn of time. We’ve looked up into the heavens and wondered what these wandering stars are and why they are different from their more stationary cousins. In modern times, humans have sent probes to all the planets in our solar system, sending back tantalizing views from faraway worlds. The planets are woven into our culture and history. They are signposts of our journey ahead.

This collection of 108 science fiction haiku poems (scifaiku) will take you on a journey of exploration showcasing tiny moments of wonder with each of the planets of our solar system.

THE PLANETS: a scifaiku poetry collection is nominated for the 2020 Elgin Award for best speculative poetry book of the year.

AMAZON

New No Wasted Ink ETSY Shop Launches as part of Comic Con At Home

New No Wasted Ink ETSY Shop launches!

As a poet, I’ve been showing my illustrated poetry here on No Wasted Ink for many years.  At first, my sketches were simple blog posts to display my poetry.  Later, the drawings were picked up by “Quantum Visions” as part of the annual chapbook to provide illustrations for the books.

A year later, I brought in a few of the sketches as art prints and exhibited them for the first time at Comic Con along with my artisan jewelry table.  They began to sell and two years later, I began to set up a full panel of my art at Comic Con.

This year, due to the pandemic, Comic Con is At Home.  The speakers are available for free via youtube and Comic Con is supporting its dealers and artists with advertising at the virtual convention.

The prints offered in my etsy shop are the same archival quality prints that I would exhibit at Comic Con each year.  Each print is signed and numbered as part of a limited edition.  When you purchase a print in my ETSY shop, it will be sent to you in a rigid mailer in protective cellophane.

I hope those of you who visit the Comic Con Art Show will support me and the other artists exhibiting at Comic Con this year.  Find us via the #comicconathome or #comicconathomeartshow hashtags on your social media outlets. Or come to the main ComicCon sponsored tumblr homepage: https://comicconathome.tumblr.com/

 

From Pad 39-A: Poem by Wendy Van Camp

I’ve been a huge follower of the American space program for as long as I can remember. So it is a no brainer that I watched the SpaceX Dragon launch. I noticed that it was from the same space pad as the moon launches and shuttle launches of the past. I was inspired to write a poem, something to be uplifting instead of our current doom and gloom.

Around this time, the editor of this magazine was interested in featuring an astropoem about the launch. A mutual friend put us together.

On June 21st, The Starlight Emporium Magazine put out its summer issue and my three-part poem “From Pad 39-A” was published as part of the poetry collection.

Starlight Emporium is a beautiful art magazine filled with colorful paintings, illustrations, poetry, and short stories. A full 152 pages! I am honored to be included. Available in print and pdf.

https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1802474

THE PLANETS: a scifaiku poetry collection by Wendy Van Camp

 

THE PLANETS: a scifaiku poetry collection
written and illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

The planets have fascinated humanity since the dawn of time. We’ve looked up into the heavens and wondered what these wandering stars are and why they are different from their more stationary cousins. In modern times, humans have sent probes to all the planets in our solar system, sending back tantalizing views from faraway worlds. The planets are woven into our culture and history. They are signposts of our journey ahead.

This collection of 108 science fiction haiku poems (scifaiku) will take you on a journey of exploration showcasing tiny moments of wonder with each of the planets of our solar system.

AMAZON

The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection nominated for Elgin Award

The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection is nominated for the 2020 Elgin Award

It is with great pleasure that I announce that my first poetry collection has been nominated for an Elgin Award! This is an award given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association for the best poetry book of the previous two years.  It is an honor to be nominated this year.

Winning an Elgin has been a dream of mine for as long as I’ve been a poet. If you are a member of SFPA, there is a PDF of my book available to you to view on site. I hope you’ll consider “The Planets” as you make your determination of which books to vote for in 2020.

The book is available at all major online book retailers including AMAZON