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

  • A Glance Across the Ballroom, by Ada Hoffmann. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Ada, here.
  • Bang, by Stefon Mears. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Stefon, here.
  • Schrödinger's Tree, by Madeline Sebastian Burtenshaw. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Madeline, here.
  • Origin, by Heather Sommer. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Heather, here.



Ada Hoffmann is an autistic graduate student who lives in southern Ontario and is trying to teach poetry to computers.
Anaea Lay lives in Seattle, Washington, where she goes for long walks and disrupts the weather. When she isn't reading too much, cooking, or playing board games, she earns money by selling houses and wages battle with days of the week. Her work has appeared in many places including Apex, Penumbra, Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, and Nightmare. She lives online at anaealay.com.
Heather Sommer is an MFA candidate at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her words have appeared in Cider Press Review, decomP magazinE, Paperdarts, and Bank-Heavy Press' anthology Avoid Ninja Stars. She is not worried about the impending zombie apocalypse because she grew up in the Midwest.
Madeline Sebastian Burtenshaw is relatively new to poetry. Her first public performance was her poem "Dare to Reach," commissioned for the Greenbelt 2012 Goth Eucharist. Her writing interests encompass speculative fiction, relationships and gender, faith and doubt, gothic subculture, and her six mad cats. Her website is madelineseb.wordpress.com.
Look for the Conjure Man’s first novel The Patron Saint of Necromancers. Stefon Mears also has eight more novels to his credit, along with an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in Religious Studies. Look for him online at www.stefonmears.com, @stefonmears on Twitter and Google+. Monthly newsletter at stefonmears.com/join.
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