Friday, April 11, 2014

Where the Science Poets are for NaPoWriMo

Some amazing science (and speculative) poetry is in the works this year for National Poetry Month - NaPoWriMo.  A bevy of fearless poets are attempting the challenge of writing a poem a day for the whole month, and many are bravely posting them on their blogs!  (Unlike myself.  I do like to keep the option of later publication open, and so I keep my drafts off line.)

Here are some excerpts from a few of the poems already offered this month.

@asrivkin writes of Skylab, where as his title states, he likens the space station to "The Summer Cottage" ...

They never did have the neighbors over,
though they did hitch
their camper vans together
and drink vodka.
Did they all look longingly
at the Moon overhead?

In "If I should die in the desert after stargazing" @Tychogirl calls us to compare our stargazing to other voyages, artistic and otherwise ...

If I should die in the desert after stargazing
know that it was enough, that final view

of stars frozen in their movements
like Van Gogh’s crows

@iyzie writes in "The Rings of Chariklo" of reconciling scientific versus artistic depictions of space and the planets ...

One of the lessons taught to me
by Chariklo and her jewelry;
the whimsical illustrators
of the early space age
weren’t so wrong after all.

So here are some of the people to follow, both twitter handles and blogs.


Did I miss you?  If you are writing science or speculative poetry this month, I'd be happy to note you here as I update the post!  NOTE you don't have to be posting your poems to have your twitter handle/blog included here.

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