Spectulative poetry in the news

We speculative poets (that is, poets that write about subjects that may or may not exist, such as the fantastical or science fiction) sometimes play the role of forgotten stepchildren locked in the basement while “real” poets collect all the fame and glory (in reality there’s not much of either, even for “real” poets!). So we always love to see our favorite topic being discussed by “mainstream” literary publications.

Check out this article I ran across on Poets.org called Poems about Aliens.

Ironically, if speculative poetry should ever become mainstream, and everyone starts doing it, we cutting edge poets may need to find even more bizarre topics to write about.

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