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This podcast is part of our 2016 fund drive bonus issue! Read more about Strange Horizons' funding model, or donate, here.


 

Direct link: 2016 Fund Drive poetry (MP3)

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the 2016 Fund Drive bonus content.

  • “Passing Fair" by Shweta Narayan, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Shweta here.
  • “Million-Year Elegies: Oviraptor" by Ada Hoffman, read by Romie Stott. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Ada here.
  • “Classification of Folktales" by Margaret Wack, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Margaret here.
  • “swallowing the earth" by Karin Lowachee, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Karin here.



Ada Hoffmann is an autistic graduate student who lives in southern Ontario and is trying to teach poetry to computers.
Ciro Faienza (pronounced CHEE-roh) is an American/Italian national currently residing in Pescara, Italy. He has acted on stages and screens throughout Texas and Massachusetts, and his work as a filmmaker has shown at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Hub Theater, and the National Gallery, London. His fiction is featured in numerous publications, including Daily Science Fiction and Futuristica, Vol 1. His short story "J'ae's Solution" was a top finalist in PRI's 3-Minute Futures Contest. During the day he teaches English and American business culture. Find him at his Facebook author page and on @cirofaienza.
Karin was born in South America, grew up in Canada, and worked in the Arctic. Her first novel Warchild won the 2001 Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Both Warchild (2002) and her third novel Cagebird (2005) were finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award. Cagebird won the Prix Aurora Award in 2006 for Best Long-Form Work in English and her short stories have appeared in anthologies edited by Nalo Hopkinson, John Joseph Adams and Ann VanderMeer. Online she can be found at karinlowachee.com and twitter.com @karinlow.
Margaret Wack is a writer, poet, and classicist whose work has been published in Strange Horizons, Liminality, Twisted Moon, and others.  More can be found at margaretwack.com.
Romie Stott is poetry co-editor of Strange Horizons.
Shweta Narayan was born in India and has lived in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Scotland, and California. They feel kinship with shapeshifters and other liminal beings. Their short fiction and poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Mithila Review, Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Ramayana, We See a Different Frontier: A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology, An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables, Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Fantasy, and Clockwork Phoenix 3, among others. Shweta was the Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship recipient at Clarion 2007 and was shortlisted for the 2010 Nebula Awards.
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