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The Paper Boy, by Mike Allen (2/24/14)
dead teen folded on the tiny back seat
Podcast: February Poetry Part 2, by Jenn Grunigen, Mike Allen, Jessy Randall, Lisa M. Bradley, Anne Carly Abad, Rose Lemberg, and Danielle Higgins, read by Jenn Grunigen, Mike Allen, Tina Connolly, Lisa M. Bradley, Ciro Faienza, Julia Rios, Rose Lemberg, and Clare McBride (2/24/14)
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents poetry from the February issues of Strange Horizons.
Reviews for the week of 7/1/13
Monday: The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett, reviewed by Andy Sawyer
Wednesday: Clockwork Phoenix 4, edited by Mike Allen, reviewed by Lila Garrott
Friday: Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee, reviewed by Richard Larson

Machine Guns Loaded with Pomegranate Seeds, by Mike Allen (11/19/12)
A thousand Persephones lie bleeding in the Lethe
Kandinsky's Galaxy, by Mike Allen (4/9/12)
The calming void / came to him each time he closed his eyes
Carrington's Ferry, by Mike Allen (1/23/12)
but as the taxi rushed the Lisbon streets / a voice heard from the wrong end / of a trumpet whispered new instructions / and she demanded instead the embassy / to Mexico
La Donna del Lago, by Mike Allen (8/22/11)
as he drowned unknowing, / pursued her murmur down into the deeps.
Reviews for the week of 1/17/11
Monday: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach, reviewed by Karen Burnham
Wednesday: Tron: Legacy, reviewed by Shaun Duke
Friday: Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness, edited by Mike Allen, reviewed by Hannah Strom-Martin
Deluge, by Mike Allen (11/16/09)
When he learned he could drink the stars, he vowed / that even one burning sphere could never be enough
Rattlebox III, by Mike Allen, Kendall Evans, & David C. Kopaska-Merkel (7/27/09)
Skinner's daughter is or is not / within the box, a paradox. / Is she learning an algebraic maze?
Ascending, by Mike Allen (1/5/09)
The escalator, rolling ever down, / has reached an end at last and here you lie
Mondrian's War, by Mike Allen (8/18/08)
When did he first discover this gift for equilibrium? / An urgent revelation in a haystack-mounded field?
Freebasing the Moon, by Mike Allen (6/25/07)
Silver glitters in his cratered eyes
Reviews for the week of 4/2/07
Monday: Jon Armstrong's Grey, reviewed by Richard Larson
Tuesday: Mike Allen's Mythic 2, reviewed by Donna Royston
Wednesday: Matthew Hughes' Majestrum, reviewed by Siobhan Carroll
Thursday: Shortlist Overview: the 2007 Philip K. Dick Award, reviewed by Nicholas Whyte
Reviews for the week of 7/3/06
Monday: Nintendo Recent Release Roundup: Fresh Faces on Old Favorites in the Palm of Your Hand, reviewed by Erin Hoffman
Tuesday: Steve Cockayne's The Good People, reviewed by Farah Mendlesohn
Wednesday: Jon Courtenay Grimwood's End of the World Blues, reviewed by David Soyka
Thursday: Mythic, edited by Mike Allen, reviewed by Donna Royston
lis pendens, by Mike Allen (6/26/06)
I filed suit for your soul today.
The Journey to Kailash, by Mike Allen (1/23/06)
I tell him I know a doctor / who can do something about that nose.
Interview: Jane Yolen, by Mike Allen (11/14/05)
"I don't sit around defining my poetic leanings. But I have read a lot of folklore, which redefines the way I see the world...[o]r underlines it anyway."
The Strip Search, by Mike Allen (10/3/05)
I thought I'd tossed all my hope away, / but when I stepped through the Gate, it still pinged.
Picasso's Rapture, by Mike Allen (6/6/05)
handsome, sullen, clad in / diamonds of rose and black, / wearing Harlequin's peaked hat, / the nature of his magic / as yet unsculpted.
Rattlebox, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel and Mike Allen (5/30/05)
heat shimmer veils Heisenberg / details—the expected can never happen here, / but sometimes it just might.
Speculative Poetry: A Symposium, Part 2 of 2, by Mike Allen, Alan DeNiro, Theodora Goss, and Matthew Cheney (ed.) (5/9/05)
"I'm not sure that poetry is more emancipatory than fiction, but I do think that speculative fiction and poetry have a particular emancipatory power."
Speculative Poetry: A Symposium, Part 1 of 2, by Mike Allen, Alan DeNiro, Theodora Goss, and Matthew Cheney (ed.) (5/2/05)
"When I say that I'm concerned about newer SF poets not knowing the history of SF poetry, I'm also saying, even proclaiming with a shade of defiance, that there is a history to learn."
Chagall's Lamp, by Mike Allen (3/7/05)
She shone from inside, / her skin like sunlit clouds, / her eyelashes pins of light.
Strange Cargo, by Mike Allen (12/6/04)
The train slides toward the hill-concealed horizon, / a mammoth serpent winding through the tall grass,
Space War, by Mike Allen (6/14/04)
SPACE went to war with itself at 8:20 Tuesday morning / on the phony oriental rug in my living room.
How I Will Outwit the Time Thieves, by Mike Allen (12/22/03)
at last I see this conspiracy / for what it is: a temporal embezzlement
Pulse, by Mike Allen (9/22/03)
Red pulse black pulse blue pulse sound thrums / quantum chance rhythm beats with subatomic / possibilities that pulse up pulse down pulse with
Mrs. Rigsby's Fatecast, by Mike Allen (9/1/03)
And if you happen to be Mrs. Hilda Rigsby, / do not walk down Coralview Avenue at 10:38 / this evening. . . .
Metarebellion, by Mike Allen (11/4/02)
This is the time, the Soothspeaker said, / the webbing of her mind filled with tangles / of light, the clusters of her eyes pressed / shut.
Seventh Coming, by Mike Allen and Ian Watson (10/14/02)
One Messiah in particular became rather famous.