Given the richness of fantasy writing, why begin with borders? Because they symbolise one of fantasy's central tropes, the idea of a crossing.
There is a long tradition of fantastic poetry, going back to medieval romances—heck, going back to The Epic of Gilgamesh .
There is no sound. It's drawing toward us in a wave; / blackness is putting out the stars of fire.
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents poetry from the January issues.