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

  • "Book of Vole (Excerpts)" by Jane Tolmie with artwork by Perry Rath. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Jane and Perry, here.
  • "the houses of girl-ghosts" by Cassandra de Alba. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Cassandra, here.
  • "Ophelia", by Qyn. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Qyn, here.
  • "And the War is Never Over" by Shira Lipkin. You can read the full text of the poem, and more about Shira, here.

 

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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.
Cassandra de Alba is a graduate student in Boston. Her work has appeared in Red Lightbulbs, Amethyst Arsenic, and Neon, among other publications. Her most recent chapbook is called Bloodlust (No Spaceships Allowed).
Ciro Faienza (pronounced CHEE-roh) is an American/Italian national. 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. You can see his visual artwork at his web gallery, Postmedium.
Jane Tolmie is an Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Cultural Studies, cross-appointed to English, at Queen’s University (Canada). Her current research is on memory, trauma, and women's art activism in comics and theatre. She is a poet, feminist activist, and blogger. Her publications appear in various journals and in Laments for the Lost in Medieval Literature, Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities, The Broadview Anthology of Medieval Drama, and Performance, Drama, and Spectacle in the Medieval City. Forthcoming with the University Press of Mississippi this year (2013) is her collection Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art.
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.
Qyn was born somewhere on the planet and that's not where he'll die, if all goes according to plan. He writes poetry, sometimes.
Shira Lipkin's short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Clockwork Phoenix 4, and other wonderful places; they have won the Rhysling Award for best short poem. Their nonfiction has appeared at Salon. They co-edit Liminality, a magazine of speculative poetry, with Mat Joiner.
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