Red Sky: Anthology of Speculative Poetry

Red Sky: Anthology of Speculative Poetry

Red Sky: Anthology of Speculative Poetry

Red Sky: Anthology of Speculative Poetry


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Speculative poetry travels winding roads leading to wondrous worlds, regions never traversed by mainstream verse. Fantastic poems range in the material they treat from the strange but explainable to the utterly fanciful, from horror to wonder, and from the rigidly verisimilitudinous to the purely surrealist. They may utilize traditional prosody or may avail themselves of the discontinuities and fragmentation of modernist free verse. They may use as setting the primary world, a secondary world, or a combination of the two. With roots planted firmly in the mythic and folkloric epics and ballads of yore, and branches reaching high into the endless skies of modern fantasy, science fiction, and horror, speculative poetry is a historic and vital poetic genre, the source of the most thoughtful, imaginative verse being written today.

Red Sky features over 100 years' worth of speculative poetry from yesterday's masters, modern award winners, and emerging stars. Filled with luminous ideas, otherworldly adventures, metaphysical encounters and startling futuristic speculations, these poems will appeal to all readers as they chart the emergence and evolution of speculative poetry.

"Enkindling dawns of memory,

Each sun had radiance to relume

A sealed, disused, and darkened room

Within the soul's immensity.

Their alien ciphers shown and lit,

I understood what each had writ

Upon my spirit's scroll;

Again I wore mine ancient lives,

And knew the freedom and the gyves

That formed and marked my soul."

Willy In The Nano Lab by Geoffrey A. Landis

Cybernetic Sestina by E.S. Wynn

Fatigue Of The Marionettes by Karen Neuberg

The Fate Of Worlds by William Cullen, Jr.

The Star-Treader by Clark Ashton Smith

On This Outlying Planet by J.J. Steinfeld

Close Encounters Of The Unique Kind by Adina Newman -

Redder Soil, Greener Grass by Sara Bickley

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Lost And Found by Fanni Süto

To No End Death by Seth Frederiksen

Shine Down On Me by David Revilla

Rain Check: version 36 by Chris Fradkin

Songs From An Evil Wood by Edward Plunkett

Aerial Corps Enlistment by David S. Pointer

What The Robots Know by Alyssa Black

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Flowing by Adrian George Nicolae

You by Nora May French

Pigeon Boy by Kyle Hemmings

Repairman by John Grey

Anastacia, Girl No. S10230 File: Insurgent by Carmen Tudor

Rise Of The Machines by Stephanie Rose

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

Fungi From Yuggoth by H.P. Lovecraft

The Landing by Matthew Wilson

The Green Hills Of Earth by Robert A. Heinlein

The Visitors by Ed Higgins

Locksley Hall by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Stars Are Calling by Mathias Jansson

Discombobulation by Rami Sebai

Shadow Of Dreams by Robert E. Howard

Armageddon by M.A. Crawford

The Hosting Of The Sidhe by William Butler Yeats

The Centaurs by Rudyard Kipling

Lamia by John Keats

Queen Mab by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Hunting Of The Dragon by G.K. Chesterton

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502939920
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
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