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

  • “La Muerte" by Randi Anderson, read by Randi Anderson. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Randi here.
  • “A Self-Contained Riot of Lights" by Bogi Takács, read by Bogi Takács. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Bogi here.
  • “Metamorphosis" by Juan Martínez, read by Julia Rios. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Juan here.
  • “Grandmother" by Leslianne Wilder, read by Anaea Lay. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Leslianne here.
  • “VIMVIMRECOIL" by Heather Knox, read by Amelia June. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Heather here.



Amelia June is a reader.
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.
Bogi Takács is a Hungarian Jewish agender trans person and a resident alien in the US. E writes both fiction and poetry, and eir work has been published in a variety of venues like Strange Horizons, Clarkesworldand Apex, among others. E reviews diverse fiction, poetry, and nonfiction at Bogi Reads the World. You can follow em on Twitter at @bogiperson. Bogi also has a webserial, Iwunen Interstellar Investigations.
Heather Knox earned her MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in decomP magazinE, Columbia Poetry Review, [PANK], and others. She currently lives in Washington with her husband and cat. She blogs at Almost Midwest.
Juan Martínez poems have appeared in An Island of Egrets haiku anthology and the San Diego Poetry Annual 2008; he's the author of Spooky Digital & Other Poems, Lab4, Patmos, High Voltage, and The God Poems, available through his website at jmebooks.tumblr.com. He is on Twitter @soldecactus.
Julia Rios is a fiction editor for Strange Horizons. Her fiction, articles, interviews, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Stone Telling, Jabberwocky, and several other places. She's half-Mexican, but her (fairly dreadful) French is better than her Spanish.
Leslianne Wilder is the current terminus of a straight line of armed East Texas matriarchs. She currently resides in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, with an exceptional spouse. Her short fiction has been published in Shock Totem, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, among others. This is her first published poem. She blogs at Skull Honey.
Randi Anderson is a writer, musician, teacher, and foreign language enthusiast from rural Pennsylvania. She credits her travels and her students, as well as her gluttonous reading habit, for helping to inspire her fiction and poetry. Her website is www.randianderson.net.
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30 Jun 2020

Finding your community can feel like finding home and family
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By: Carlie St. George
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
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a quake fractured my wall, / but my portraits didn’t fall. / They disappeared one by one
in the name / of Mercy / I wished a wish―which the Universe soon granted―
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry from the June 29th issue.
By forming their own chosen family as the Sea Salt Trio, Roxas, Axel, and Xion are eventually able to fight for their own lives and purpose.
Issue 22 Jun 2020
By: Neha Maqsood
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Neha Maqsood
Issue 15 Jun 2020
By: Remy Reed Pincumbe
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Preston Grassmann
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 8 Jun 2020
By: Kathleen Jennings
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Keaton Bennett
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 2 Jun 2020
By: Sheree Renée Thomas
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Maggie Damken
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
Issue 1 Jun 2020
By: Jessica P. Wick
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
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Issue 25 May 2020
By: Dana Wilde
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 18 May 2020
By: Johnny Compton
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Jong-Ki Lim
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 11 May 2020
By: Gabriela Santiago
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Ashley Bao
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 4 May 2020
By: Vida Cruz
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: Raimo Kangasniemi
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Issue 20 Apr 2020
By: Tamara Jerée
Podcast read by: Anaea Lay
By: L. D. Lewis
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: L. D. Lewis
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