untitled poem by Ann Schwader

The haiku below shows how well the haiku form lends itself both to humor and hard science fiction.

Earth Day
the invasion saucers
got recycled

Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, announces "Teaching SF"

I am absolutely thrilled to share information about the "Teaching SF" workshop which will be held at Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, in Reno, Nevada, this August. I will post the full press release, which includes more details, below.

Ben Cartwright
Volunteer coordinator, AboutSF

Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, announces "Teaching SF”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 20, 2011

' John Carradine's World '

It has been a while since I last posted a poem at this site and there were too many reasons for this situation. Anyway my poetry collection Private Worlds: A Revised Atlas has been reissued in POD and Ebook formats by Speaking Volumes ( and this poem is from that collection. It is a tribute to an actor whom my late mother's late boss proclaimed as the best actor in America. What more can I say--here is the poem.

Take a Peek at NITEBLADE

Niteblade has rapidly become one of the leading showcases for sf/f/h prose and especially poetry among the e-zine community. Below is the url for the current issue so you can see for yourself the high quality of the poetry it publishes.

A View of the film "Rubber" by Scott E. Green

Rubber is a new film about a murederous tire rolling amok in that most dangerous of areas, the rural American Southwest. It is an odd combination of Christine, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Waiting for Godot and every Randolph Scott western you ever saw.

Radial rolling down a Texas two-laner
under the high desert sun.

Blood caked its treads,
the audience high up on a knoll
the unwitting players go through their deaths
not realising
that the tire
will turn on them.

'The Edge of the World' by James S. Dorr

The poem below won the annual Balticon Award in 2006. It was first published in 2006 in the BALTICON 40 PROGRAM BOOK (Baltimore, 2006 )