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Direct link: September poetry (MP3)

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents poetry from the September issues.

  • “Taboo" by Sara Norja, read by Romie Stott. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Sara here.
  • “Sharing Bites" by Ahimaz Rajessh, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Ahimaz here.
  • “Athena and Yeshua" by Gillian Daniels, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Gillian here.
  • “little stomach" by Charlotte Geater, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Charlotte here.



Ahimaz Rajessh has been published in Birkensnake, Nether, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Apparent Magnitude, The Fractured Nuance, 7x20, Cuento, unFold, Flapperhouse, theEEEL, Pidgeonholes, and 200 CCs. His writing is forthcoming in Milkfist.
Charlotte Geater is an editor at the Emma Press. Her poetry has previously been published at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and Strange Horizons. She lives in London. She is on twitter at @tambourine.
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.
Gillian Daniels attended the 2011 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop and afterward moved to Boston, MA. Her work appears in Apex Magazine, PodCastle, Flash Fiction Online, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet among others. She writes reviews for Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.
Romie Stott is the administrative editor and a poetry editor of Strange Horizons. Her poems have appeared in inkscrawl, Dreams&Nightmares, Polu Texni, On Spec, The Deadlands, and Liminality, but she is better known for her essays in The Toast and Atlas Obscura, and a microfiction project called postorbital. As a filmmaker, she has been a guest artist of the National Gallery (London), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), and the Dallas Museum of Art. You can find her fairly complete bibliography here.
Sara Norja dreams in two languages. Her poetry has appeared in publications such as Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, inkscraw, and Interfictions. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications and is forthcoming in Flash Fiction Online and An Alphabet of Embers (ed. Rose Lemberg). She is @suchwanderings on Twitter.
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