My article on Science Fiction Poetry is now up on the Limebird Writers site, why not take a look?

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I must go up to the stars again, to the lonely stars in the sky,
And all I ask is a rocket ship and a bearing to steer her by.
(Apologies to John Masefield)

In my last article “Tales around the Campfire” I talked about the role of poetry in the history of storytelling; and I mentioned the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

This time I am going to focus on that subgenre of poetry, science fiction poetry. The SFPA’s founder, Suzette Haden Elgin, defined it thus; “an sf poem was one that had two parts: a science part, and a fiction — narrative — part.”

Over the past eighteen months, whenever I have taken a break from prose, I have focussed on sf poetry. For me it is a liberating thing; subjects can be as broad as one’s imagination and the format can be just as…

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About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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