Nine Songs and Madrepore

Now up at Daily Science Fiction, Nine Songs, my little slipstream story about, well, Nine Songs.

And also now available, one of the rare poems where I plunged into marine biology, sorta, “Madrepore,” in Spelling the Hours: Poetry Celebrating the Forgotten Others of Science and Technology.  The poem is about Anna Thynne, a 19th century marine biologist who, among other things, studied reproduction in stony corals, and also was one of the first to develop salt water aquaria capable of keeping stony corals alive.

The overall collection, as the title says, celebrates other mostly forgotten scientists.


An Alphabet of Embers

An Alphabet of Embers, with my little fairy tale “Mistletoe and Copper,” is finally out.

The anthology has already received quite a bit of praise from early reviewers, and also includes works by Nisi Shawl, Zen Cho, Yoon Ha Lee, Kari Sperring and Amal El-Mohtar. I received an early copy, and found that it’s a book that is probably best sipped and read in small doses – easy enough since the pieces are all very short, between 500 to 1500 words. I’m biased, of course, but it’s a lovely anthology to be part of.


At the center

My latest poem, At the Center, just popped up at Kaleidotrope. Also in this issue, a really lovely retelling of Tam Lin, “Of Peach Trees and Coral Red Roses,” by Mina Li, and other exquisite work by Chloie Piveral, T.D. Walker, Anna Zumbro, Sean R. Robinson, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and Theresa Lockhart.


The Heart of the Flame

Also out today (it seems to be a beginning of the month sort of thing), Fae Visions of the Mediterranean, which contains my poem, “The Heart of the Flame,” set in Sicily.

The rest of the anthology contains work by Maria Grech Ganado, Claude Lalumiere, and many others. It’s a beautiful anthology, and I’m pleased to be part of it. You can buy it at Amazon (Kindle and paperback) or Barnes and Noble  (Nook and paperback).