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Direct link: November poetry (MP3)

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

  • “Mary Shelley Makes a Monster" by Octavia Cade, read by Chris Galford. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Octavia here.
  • “I Am Alive" by Lev Mirov, read by Julia Rios. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Lev here.
  • “Actaeon" by Alice Fanchiang, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Alice here.
  • “Ranra's Unbalancing" by Rose Lemberg, read by Rose Lemberg. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Rose here.



Alice is a Taiwanese-American geek girl whose poetry has appeared in Strange Horizons, Liminality, and Through the Gate. She loves mythology, bright lipstick, and women who persist. She dislikes running but likes the idea of it. You can find her online at Girl on the Roam (girlontheroam.wordpress.com) or perennially on Twitter @kangaru.
Chris Galford is a podcast reader for Strange Horizons.
Ciro Faienza (pronounced CHEE-roh) is an American/Italian national currently residing in Pescara, Italy. 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. During the day he teaches English and American business culture. Find him at his Facebook author page and on @cirofaienza.
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.
Lev Mirov is a disabled mixed race Filipino-American who feeds the ghosts of Antietam when it rains. He lives with his spouse and writing partner Aleksei I. Valentin and is preparing their first book, The God of Small Things, for release in early 2017. For more of his poetry, recent or upcoming short fiction, and the book, read at levmirov.wordpress.com or follow on Twitter at @thelionmachine.
Octavia Cade is a New Zealand Her stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Strange Horizons, amongst others. Her most recent novella, The Convergence of Fairy Tales, was published by The Book Smugglers.
Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Rose's work has appeared in Lightspeed: Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Their Birdverse novelette "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds" has been nominated for the Nebula Award, and longlisted for the Hugo Award and the Tiptree Award. Rose's poems have won the Rannu competition, placed in the Rhysling award, and won and placed in the Strange Horizons Readers' Poll. Rose's debut poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird, is available from Aqueduct Press (2016). Rose can be found on Twitter as @roselemberg, on Patreon as Rose Lemberg Creating Birdverse, and online at their website.
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