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Turning the Leaves

by on Dec 3, 2013 in Poetry | 1 comment

2014 Rhysling Award Winner (Short Form) These are the days of silver, and of gold — the panting cold, the burst of bright on black as coins sprout from trees, shiver, fall, pave the streets with change. Strange is the turn and tilt of day, when stray, streaming, fingerling light gleams...

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Science Fiction Poetry: Worlds of Potential

by on Apr 2, 2013 in Nonfiction | 10 comments

By Amal El-Mohtar People who know me as the editor of Goblin Fruit, a poetry quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry, might find it odd to see me writing a defense of science fiction poetry. Fantasy and Science Fiction have such a long and storied history of being on opposite sides of...

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No Poisoned Comb

by on Apr 3, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Amal El-Mohtar                                                                                                                             Rhysling Award Nominee “Short Poem” The tale is wrong. I bear no grudge. A story in the teeth of time will shift its outlined shape,...

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In Search of a North Countrie

by on Oct 4, 2011 in Poetry | 2 comments

by Amal El-Mohtar for Caitlyn Paxson and Jessica P. Wick North of the Trent, they say, we give our eyes to ravens. Where they fly, so do our looks, and their hunger is our hunger, and we feast on slain knights, their would-be brides with their bellies full of children. Is this a knife I...

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The Green Book

by on Nov 8, 2010 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story (2011) Million Writers Award nominee for Best Short Story (2011) Locus Award Best Short Story 11th Place The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy (Horton) selection, 2011 2700 Words MS. Orre. 1013A Miscellany of materials copied from...

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