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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

Scifaiku: Diaspora

Scifaiku Poem Illustration: Dispora

Diaspora

life springs from the Earth
humans are as seeds on the wind
colonizing worlds

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

This scifaiku poem is inspired by the history of spaceflight and humanities need to seek new horizons.

This poem appears in “The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection” available on AMAZON.

Eccentric Orbits: a sci-fi poetry anthology Launches!

Eccentric Orbits: a sci-fi poetry anthology

Eccentric Orbits highlights sci-fi poets from around the globe, celebrating the diversity and unity of the poetic form.

Featuring poets: Andrew Burton, Deborah L. Kelly, Erin J. Bauman, Jane Jago, Ken Goudsward, Kimberly Nugent, Mike Van Horn, R. C. Larlham, Stephanie Barr, Thomas Van Horn, Wendy Van Camp, Lee Garratt

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Proceeds go toward terraforming projects right here on earth through the efforts of Water.org who are working toward clean water for every earthling.

Scifaiku: Canals

 

Canals
mistaken translation
Italian canelli creates hope
of Martian life

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

This scifaiku poem is inspired by the history of our study of Mars. This mistake in translation by a famous Italian astronomer became the inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “John Carter of Mars” series and H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds” among many others.

This poem appears in “The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection” available on AMAZON.

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.

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