April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate we’re taking the opportunity to showcase poetry written by notable names in the science fiction and fantasy fields.
When thinking of the mediums that deliver SFF, one invariably visualizes descriptive prose, be it in doorstopper hardcover or dog-eared paperback form, but poetry is well-entrenched within the SFF genres and often pops up with surprising regularity.
This year, Tor.com has acquired new poems from Theodora Goss, Jo Walton, Sofia Samatar, and Catherynne M. Valente!
Poems will go up every Sunday in April. And it all kicks off, today, with “My Garden,” a new poem by Theodora Goss.
Keep an eye on our National Poetry Month index for “Hades and Persephone” by Jo Walton, “The Death of Araweilo” by Sofia Samatar, and an as-yet-untitled poem by Cat Valente.
Tor.com first began featuring SFF poetry during April of 2011, reprinting some favorites, dusting off hidden gems, and commissioning new work. (Which even got nominated for a World Fantasy Award!) You can see the line-up and read the poems from every year in our Poetry Month index.