Handmade book of science fiction and fantasy poems by a master of the craft. These works have not been published elsewhere.
SpeakEasy Press announces a new collection of poems,
The Egg Show, by author David C. Kopaska-Merkel. This selection of seven poems, six originally unpublished, is letterpress printed on handmade cotton rag and retted flax paper with 10 point Dante type. It’s bound in a simple soft wrapper of translucent abaca. The work includes one original illustration by
David’s genre poetry magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, made the preliminary ballot in 2004 for the Stoker Award of the Horror Writers Association. His work is annually recognized in the Rhysling competition for best science fiction, fantasy or horror poetry, and he is a previous editor of star*line, the Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Dreams and Nightmares, published since 1986 and one of the oldest genre poetry magazines in existence, may be purchased through the Genre Mall..
Outside: nothing I can reach
stars, nebulae, dark planets and
the corpses of space travelers.
Inside: everything just as I left it:
equipment shattered, drawers on the floor,
the incessant squealing of the rudder bird