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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 queer, Latinx writer, editor, podcaster, and narrator whose writing has appeared in Latin American Literature Today, Lightspeed, and Goblin Fruit, among other places. Formerly a fiction editor for Strange Horizons, their editing work has won multiple awards, including the Hugo Award. Julia is a co-host of This is Why We're Like This, a podcast about how the movies we watch in childhood shape our lives, for better or for worse. They've narrated stories for Escape Pod, Podcastle, Pseudopod, and Cast of Wonders. Find them on Twitter as @omgjulia.
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.
Current Issue
19 Oct 2020

We wear the masks long after penguins have been extinguished. By now we are hauntresses, hordes of extinction shuffling along the city streets under the excruciating weathers of this brutal world we’ve inherited. Individually, we are called pinguinos. It’s something to do; the world is depressed and none of us have jobs.
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In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Anaea Lay presents Noah Bogdonoff's “Ask Not What the Penguin Horde Can Do For You.”
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Fiction submissions will close for November-December 2020. This means that the last window for general fiction submissions in 2020 will be October 26-27. Get your stories ready or hold them until January 2021. Fiction submissions for the Palestinian Special issue will open in November 2020!
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