When I agreed to guest-edit a sci-fi edition of Failed Haiku, I had no idea what to expect. I wanted to see if there was a difference between science fiction senryu and science fiction haiku. And, wow, did Failed Haiku readers deliver! I read submission after submission, saying that’s great, that’s awesome, this is amazing, I love this so much. (You can ask my husband, I read your submissions aloud to him!) Science fiction senryu, in my opinion, is a strong poetic form in its own right, and Failed Haiku poets excel at it.
This issue has a dash of everything speculative – lots of aliens, black holes, tentacles, genetic drift, wayward algorithms, dragons (in space!), event horizons, multiverses, creepy bones, screaming beets, werewolves, symbionts, vampires, fractured fairy tales, and planets (even the demoted one).
Enjoy the ride! Thanks for sharing your poems with me. And for those of you with previously unpublished sci-fi senryu in this issue, be sure to nominate your work for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association’s Dwarf Stars Award in 2023. More info here: http://www.sfpoetry.com/dwarfstars.html
My thanks to Bryan, Kelly, and Mike for giving me the space to play. This was fun.
Julie Bloss Kelsey
Guest Editor for Failed Haiku #74
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