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The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry

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The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry

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Author: Steve Rasnic Tem
Publisher: Umbral, 1982
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Contributors include D. M Thomas, Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Marge Piercy, Diane Ackerman and many others.


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Contents:

The Origins of the Material World • (1979) • poem by Peter Payack

The Migration of Darkness • (1979) • poem by Peter Payack

Mapping the Island in Images • (1980) • poem by Robert Frazier

Prayer for My Daughter • (1978) • poem by Marilyn Hacker

Nightsong • (1971) • poem by Marilyn Hacker

Encased in the Amber of Death • (1980) • poem by Robert Frazier

Tithonus • (1968) • poem by D. M. Thomas

The Beast Upon the Wire • (1966) • poem by Ray Bradbury

A Dead Planet • (1971) • poem by D. M. Thomas

Three Views of the Cosmic Ballet • poem by Gene Van Troyer

On Science Fiction • (1980) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

Encased in the Amber of Fate • (1980) • poem by Robert Frazier

Encased in the Amber of Eternity • (1979) • poem by Robert Frazier

The Child Dreams • (1975) • poem by Sonya Dorman

View from the Moon Station • (1977) • poem by Sonya Dorman

Among the Hominids at Olduvai • (1978) • poem by Michael Bishop

Absolute Zero in the Brain • (1981) • poem by Marge Piercy

The World in the Year 2000 • (1981) • poem by Marge Piercy

The End of the World • (1962) • poem by Archibald MacLeish

Epistle to Be Left in the Earth • (1962) • poem by Archibald MacLeish

Practicing • (1981) • poem by David R. Bunch

(Hope) (Ambition) (Anticipation) • (1981) • poem by David R. Bunch

The Astronaut of Waste • (1966) • poem by Joel Sloman

The Thought Machine • (1961) • poem by William Stafford

Storm Warning • poem by William Stafford

The Sonic Flowerfall of Primes • (1979) • poem by Andrew Joron

The Tetrahedron Letters • (1979) • poem by Andrew Joron

The Swimmer • (1982) • poem by Steve Rasnic Tem

The Hydrocephalic Ward • (1979) • poem by Steve Rasnic Tem

An End to an Old Song • poem by Steve Sneyd

Come One Come All • (1980) • poem by Steve Sneyd

Relief of the Lost Colony • poem by Steve Sneyd

Sunset Strip • poem by Steve Sneyd

Time Machine • poem by Steve Sneyd

In Case of Doubt, Ask • (1980) • poem by Steve Sneyd

Full Frontal Jazz • poem by Andrew Darlington

A Plague of Dreamers After the Raid • poem by Andrew Darlington

Circular Error Probability • poem by Andrew Darlington

God: A Biographical Note • poem by Tom Whalen

The Tool • poem by Russell Edson

A Machine • poem by Russell Edson

Counting Sheep • poem by Russell Edson

The Beginning of Things • (1977) • poem by Peter Payack

The Result of the Dig • (1977) • poem by Peter Payack

Balloon Song • poem by Gary Fincke

The Changing of the Robot Guard • poem by Gary Fincke

Gravity Failing • poem by Gary Fincke

Parade Test • poem by Gary Fincke

The Landscape of Tin Statues • poem by Cecil Helman

Home • poem by Steve Kowit

The Blob • (1976) • poem by Ron Koertge

The Frozen Man • (1977) • poem by Geof Hewitt

At One with the Blue Night • (1969) • poem by Geof Hewitt

The Gymnasium • (1975) • poem by Barbara Eve

The Monster That Ate Sandusky • (1977) • poem by Christopher Howell

The Beast of Larimer County • (1977) • poem by Christopher Howell

Black Ice • poem by Robert Frazier

The Promise • (1979) • poem by Frederick Morgan

The Immortals • poem by James Tate

Letters from Another World • (1979) • poem by Richard Schramm

The Calamity • (1972) • poem by Richard Schramm

Planet of Voices: Initiation • poem by Melissa Cannon

The Second Collecting Mission • poem by Kathryn Rantala

Voices • (1977) • poem by Kathryn Rantala

Wind • poem by Kathryn Rantala

The Starman • (1976) • poem by Duane Ackerson

Science Fiction Story • (1973) • poem by Duane Ackerson

"toying with the narrow..." • (1978) • poem by Dave Calder

a transcript from the holograph tape • (1978) • poem by Dave Calder

"everything was possible ..." • (1978) • poem by Dave Calder

"their bodies came back, but they didn't..." • (1978) • poem by Dave Calder

The Lost Space Ship • (1978) • poem by Jack Anderson (1935-)

The Mysterious Sound • poem by Jack Anderson (1935-)

Second Sight • poem by Jack Anderson (1935-)

Flying Saucers Have Landed... • poem by Jack Anderson (1935-)

Science Fiction Poem • poem by Judith Kroll

Invasion • poem by H. R. Hays

From Another Planet • (1974) • poem by Mark Jarman

Lust • poem by Gregory Benford

First and Last Contact • (1977) • poem by Bruce McAllister

Visitor • (1977) • poem by George Roberts

Poem • (1977) • poem by George Roberts

deja vu • (1977) • poem by George Roberts

The Returned Utopians • (1971) • poem by Barry Goldensohn

Us • poem by Judith Berke

Futurebaby • poem by Judith Berke

Lady Faustus • poem by Diane Ackerman

A Winter's Tale • (1969) • poem by Ruth Lechlitner

Remembering a Window • poem by Marvin Bell

Vultures • (1980) • poem by Michael Bishop

ITH-CORO • (1978) • poem by Michael Bishop

Story of a Memory and His Man • poem by Miller Williams

We • poem by Miller Williams

Problems in the Space-Time Continuum... • poem by Miller Williams

Navajo Moon • (1977) • poem by James L. White

To William Blake • (1978) • poem by Bill Tremblay

View from Atlantis • (1977) • poem by Bill Tremblay

The Parable of the Robot Poem • (1977) • poem by Bill Tremblay

The Machine That Puts You to Sleep • poem by William Heyen

The Machine That Treats Other Machines • poem by William Heyen

The Machine That Mends Birds' Nests • poem by William Heyen

Machines to Kiss You Goodnight • poem by William Heyen

The Man from the Top of the Mind • (1977) • poem by David Wagoner

Speeches for Dr. Frankenstein • poem by Margaret Atwood

Ghost Crabs • (1966) • poem by Ted Hughes

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home • (1979) • poem by Craig Raine

Small Thin Children Live in Flat Holes • (1974) • poem by James Reiss

Progression of the Species • (1967) • poem by Brian W. Aldiss

An Astronaut's Journal • (1977) • poem by Jane Shore

Leaving the Water • poem by Roswell Spafford

Unlike • poem by Roswell Spafford

The Coming of the Plague • (1962) • poem by Weldon Kees

The Last Wolf • (1981) • poem by Mary Tall Mountain

To an Astronaut... • poem by Dick Allen

Canto Ten (from ANON) • (1966) • poem by Dick Allen

Hyperspace • (1973) • poem by Dick Allen

The Perpetual Motion Machine • poem by Dick Allen

Theory of the Alternative Universe • poem by Dick Allen

Alternate Universe I, II, III • (1976) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

Song of Myself • (1979) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

The Growth of the Church • (1977) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

Apollo 14 • (1972) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

The Vegetables • (1972) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

The Turtle's Dream • (1968) • poem by Thomas M. Disch

Winter City • (1971) • poem by Sonya Dorman

End of the Day • poem by Sonya Dorman

Corruption of Metals • (1977) • poem by Sonya Dorman

Once in a Blue Moon • poem by Sonya Dorman

The Strait • poem by D. M. Thomas

The Head-Rape • (1968) • poem by D. M. Thomas

S.F. • poem by D. M. Thomas

Two Sonnets from Drifting Worlds • poem by D. M. Thomas

Elegy for an Android • (1968) • poem by D. M. Thomas

Missionary • (1968) • poem by D. M. Thomas

Afterword (The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry) • essay by Steve Rasnic Tem

Introduction (The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry) • essay by Steve Rasnic Tem

Copyright © 1982 by Steve Rasnic Tem


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