Episode 23: Miguel O. Mitchell

Airdate: 13 October 2022

Miguel O. Mitchell, PhD is a Black speculative poet, science fiction and fantasy author, visual artist, and retired chemistry professor living in the metro DC area. Two of his poems, “A Descendant’s Gift” and “Becoming,” were nominated for the 2022 Rhysling Award in the Long Poem category by members of SFPA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association.

In contrast to the generally serious tone of his poetry and prose is his mostly lighthearted paperback book of illustrated poems, Periodic Table of Alien Species (Elements 1-86), available from Barnes and Noble.

To find out more about his speculative poetry and visual artwork, visit his website: miguelmitchellsart.com

Episode 22: Autumn

Airdate: 6 October 2022

  • “October Evening” by Robinson Jeffers: link to the poem at the Academy of American Poets website
  • “Autumn” by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard: link to the poem at the Academy of American Poets website
  • “Merry Autumn” by Paul Laurence Dunbar: link to the poem at the Academy of American Poets website
  • “Autumn” by Alexander Posey: link to the poem at the Academy of American Poets website

Episode 21: Amelia Gorman

Airdate: 29 September 2022

Amelia Gorman is a recent transplant to Eureka, California and you can usually find her walking her dogs or foster dogs in the woods or exploring tide pools. Read some of her recent poetry in New Feathers, Vastarien, Star*Line, and Penumbric. Her poetry has been nominated for the Rhysling Award, Best of the Net, and included in Ellen Datlow’s long list of the best horror of the year.

Her fiction has appeared in the World Fantasy Award Winning anthology She Walks in Shadows from Innsmouth Free Press and the Nightscript series Her first poetry chapbook, Field Guide to Invasive Species of Minnesota, is available from Interstellar Flight Press. It is currently a nominee for the Elgin Award and was recently chosen by Sundress Academy for the Arts website as part of their The Wardrobe/Best Dressed feature.


Episode 20: Wendy Van Camp

Airdate: 22 September 2022

Wendy Van Camp is the Poet Laureate for the City of Anaheim, California. Her work is influenced by cutting edge technology, astronomy, and daydreams. A graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop, Wendy has won Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Contest, is a twice nominated finalist for the Elgin Award, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Dwarf Stars Award. She is the poet and illustrator of The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection.

Visit her website: https://wendyvancamp.com/