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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents poetry from the issues.

  • “Magpie Wings" by Jaymee Goh, read by Anaea Lay. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Jaymee here.
  • “Ekphrastic 25/The Fox Woman" by Jenn Grunigen, read by Jenn Grunigen. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Jenn here.
  • “Misogyny" by Gwynne Garfinkle, read by Gwynne Garfinkle. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Gwynne here.
  • “The Last Scan" by Salik Shah, read by Salik Shah. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Salik here.
  • “An Inventory of Ghosts" by Natalia Theodoridou, read by Lana Lee. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Natalia here.



Anaea Lay lives in Chicago, Illinois where she writes, cooks, plays board games, reads too much, and questions the benevolence of the universe. Her work has appeared in many places including Apex, Penumbra, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, and Nightmare. She lives online at anaealay.com.
Gwynne Garfinkle lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in such publications as Uncanny, Lackington’s, The Cascadia Subduction Zone, and Not One of Us. Her collection of short fiction and poetry, People Change, is forthcoming in October from Aqueduct Press.
Jaymee Goh is a writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist of science fiction and fantasy. Her work has been published in a number of science fiction and fantasy magazines and anthologies. She wrote the blog Silver Goggles, an exploration of postcolonial theory through steampunk, and has contributed to Tor.comRacialicious.com, and Beyond Victoriana. She graduated from the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop in 2016, and received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Riverside, where she dissertated on steampunk and whiteness. She is a Malaysian citizen currently living in Berkeley, California, where she works as an editor for Tachyon Publications.
Jenn Grunigen is a writer, folklorist, and metal drummer. She is a graduate of the 2016 Clarion Writers’ workshop; her writing has appeared in Shimmer, Spolia and elsewhere. Her SF novel, Skyglass, a wild tale of sex, elves and rock ‘n’ roll, is available now from Chromatic Press.
Lana Lee is a podcast reader for Strange Horizons.
Natalia Theodoridou is a media and cultural studies scholar, the winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, and a Clarion West graduate (class of 2018). Natalia's stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, Nightmare, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and elsewhere. Rent-a-Vice, Natalia’s first interactive novel for Choice of Games, was a finalist for the inaugural Nebula Award for Game Writing. For more, visit Natalia's website or follow @natalia_theodor on Twitter.
Salik Shah is a writer and filmmaker. His work has been nominated for Toto Awards and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature, and one of his short stories appears in a course syllabus at SOAS University in London. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review with media appearances around the world.
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