Now, however, I'll have to make sure I have poetry recorded for the review planned February 26 before we leave on vacation. My son has the last 2 weeks of February off of school and we are going to Italy to visit his Nonna and Nonno. Needless to say, I'd rather not miss a scheduled post and miraculously I'm pretty well-prepared.
Anyway, here's a little snippet of today's post:
First, we have a very small ‘Zine, a Newsletter really (only one sheet of paper printed on both sides!). It’s called Handshake and it’s produced sporadically by John Francis Haines,. I found a little introduction written by Haines which states:
HANDSHAKE started in 1992 after discussions between myself and Steve Sneyd, as we felt there was a need of some kind of “British” equivalent of the USA based Science Fiction Poetry Association.
I found this intro to the pamphlet on a webpage no longer maintained by John Howard in which he collected the poetry printed on Handshake into the Handshake Anthology. There’s lots of great poetry to be read there by Steve Snyde, Giovanni Malito (and Italo-Canadian active in Ireland at the time), Douglas Forward, Andrew Darlington and others as well as the well-known US poet Bruce Boston:
John Howard produced a short-lived WebZine called House of Moonlight, which also has some nice poetry by British poets you can still read online:
These poets seem impossible to find and further digging has uncovered......uncovered what, exactly? Well you'll just have to go to Amazing Stories to read the full post:
Speculative Poetry Round-up 2/2014: (Mostly) British
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