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The Poets of LosCon48

Thanksgiving Weekend has come and gone and so has LosCon 2022. It was a busy week for the poets of SFPA.

We had two poetry panels. Pictured is our poetry reading “Imaginative Verse: A Reading of Speculative Poets” with Jean-Paul L. Garnier, Denise Dumars, Neil Citrin, Robin Rose Graves, and Wendy Van Camp. During the panel, we announced to the public the Rhysling Long Form winners and I read Beth Cato’s winning poem during our opening.

Our second panel was “The Art of Poetry” lead by Denise Dumars. Denise did a wonderful job showcasing our poets and explaining to the public what speculative poetry is and how to gain the courage to perform your poetry in public.

We also hosted a fantable for the SFPA giving out old copies of “Dreams & Nightmares” (a big thank you to David C. Kopaska-Merkel for his donation!) and copies of “Star*Line” (with thanks to our Star*Line editor Jean-Paul L. Garnier). I’m happy to report we had a few new sign-ups to join SFPA, and we certainly brought our organization more awareness.

Eccentric Orbits 3 – A Gathering of Speculative Poets

As editor of “Eccentric Orbits 3”, I am honored by the support my anthology of science fiction poetry recieved from the speculative poetry community. If you ever wanted to dip your toe into what speculative poetry is, this is the book to do it with. The anthology is available in both paperback and ebook on Amazon.

AMAZON

The function of speculative poetry is to engage the mind to a new understanding, not rehearse the past or the ordinary. This anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry explores new concepts, folklore, myth, and the fantastic, by some of the most exciting, speculative poets of our time. Discover the insights of these contemporary wordsmiths that are surging from the pages of science fiction into the reality of our world.

This speculative poetry anthology is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, readers of science fiction, fantasy, or horror literature or to complete your own book collections.

Speculative Poets represented in this anthology:
JANUARY BAIN * STEWART C BAKER * ROBERT BEVERIDGE * CATHERINE BROGDON * FARUK BUZHALA * DALE CHAMPLIN * LINDA M. CRATE * BILLIE DEE * KENDALL EVANS * GARY EVERY * MARK A. FISHER * JEAN-PAUL L. GARNIER * LEE GARRATT * KEN GOUDSWARD * FIN HALL * MICHAEL HOFFMAN * DEBORAH L. KELLY * DEBORAH P. KOLODJI * DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL * BLAISE LANGLOIS * GERRI LEEN * RICHARD MAGAHIZ * JACK MASSA * ALLENE NICHOLS * MICHELLE OUCHAREK-DEO * RK RUGG * RYFKAH * JUSTIN SLOANE * JOSHUA ST. CLAIRE * SEAN STUBBLEFIELD * REX SWEENY * LISA TIMPF * LAMONT TURNER * WENDY VAN CAMP * MIKE VAN HORN * RUTH E. WALKER * TD WALKER * LYNN WHITE * JEFF YOUNG

Prompts To Poetry: A Generative Poetry Workshop

I am known on the science fiction convention circuit for my speculative poetry classes. I’ve taught them from Baltimore, to Chicago, and many points in between. As Anaheim’s Poet Laureate, I want to bring my proven classes to my city.

Prompts To Poetry will use my ideation techniques to bring out your creativity. You will work with six literary style prompts and then pick your favorite of the bunch to create an original poem of your own.

Bring your notebook and pen, or use the paper and pencils provided by the library. While tablets and computers are welcome, I hope you’ll try pen and paper for the class. The class is free of charge and my offering to you as the Anaheim Poet Laureate.

Canyon Hills Library
400 S. Scout Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30pm PDT

Eye To The Telescope Launches!

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”
— From: “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” (1949), Joseph Campbell

The hero’s journey has always fascinated me. The call to adventure. The wise mentor. The return with new knowledge or insight that changes the ordinary world. In the past, these stories have featured men in battle, using their cunning and strength to find their way in the world.

Today, we acknowledge these protagonists can come in many non-traditional forms. In this issue of “Eye To The Telescope”, I hope as editor to capture the idea that being a hero is not all about swords and dragons, although certainly these have their place, but can also form from different viewpoints and experiences of cultures all over the world. Welcome to the Quest!

Eye To The Telescope launches on October 15th and will be free to read online on its website: http://eyetothetelescope.com

I am honored to have been chosen to guest edit issue #46 of this quarterly online speculative poetry journal.

Eccentric Orbits 3 Available on Amazon

Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, Vol. 3

As editor of “Eccentric Orbits 3”, I am proud to announce that our anthology is available in both paperback and ebook on Amazon. I am honored to be supported by so many distinguished speculative poets.

AMAZON

The function of speculative poetry is to engage the mind to a new understanding, not rehearse the past or the ordinary. This anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry explores new concepts, folklore, myth, and the fantastic, by some of the most exciting, speculative poets of our time. Discover the insights of these contemporary wordsmiths that are surging from the pages of science fiction into the reality of our world.

This speculative poetry anthology is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, readers of science fiction, fantasy, or horror literature or to complete your own book collections.

Speculative Poets represented in this anthology:
JANUARY BAIN * STEWART C BAKER * ROBERT BEVERIDGE * CATHERINE BROGDON * FARUK BUZHALA * DALE CHAMPLIN * LINDA M. CRATE * BILLIE DEE * KENDALL EVANS * GARY EVERY * MARK A. FISHER * JEAN-PAUL L. GARNIER * LEE GARRATT * KEN GOUDSWARD * FIN HALL * MICHAEL HOFFMAN * DEBORAH L. KELLY * DEBORAH P. KOLODJI * DAVID C. KOPASKA-MERKEL * BLAISE LANGLOIS * GERRI LEEN * RICHARD MAGAHIZ * JACK MASSA * ALLENE NICHOLS * MICHELLE OUCHAREK-DEO * RK RUGG * RYFKAH * JUSTIN SLOANE * JOSHUA ST. CLAIRE * SEAN STUBBLEFIELD * REX SWEENY * LISA TIMPF * LAMONT TURNER * WENDY VAN CAMP * MIKE VAN HORN * RUTH E. WALKER * TD WALKER * LYNN WHITE * JEFF YOUNG