This is reposted from my old blog. I’ve imported the whole post, comments and all, into a single space here. I’ve listed it here under its original date.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
My first poetry collection, published by Sam’s Dot Publishing, has been released. The poems probe into questions of programming and free will, hybridity, the subconscious, and all sorts of control mechanisms. You can order your copy ofCyborg Chimera from The Genre Mall.
Speculative Poetry Anthology (a call for submissions)
Firstfruits Publications, Singapore’s most renown publisher of poetry books, seeks submissions for a poetry anthology slated for late 2010. The anthology will aim to introduce speculative poetry to a Singapore audience. We hope that this will generate more interest in genre poetry in the country, and that both poets and readers will seek to experiment more in the field. Our interest runs the gamut from hard science to mythopoeia to horror to fantasy to the surreal. We are interested in
finding a broad range of speculative poetry to introduce to a local audience.
You can send submissions to me at the address listed below. No more than 10 poems (of any length) per poet. If your work is accepted, there is a possibility we will solicit more pieces from you down the road. Submissions should be addressed to project editor Shelly Bryant at shellybryant (at) yahoo (dot) com. (You’ll have to make that a usable address.) Please put POETRY SUBMISSION and your name in the subject line, and include the poems in the body of the email. And please remember to include your contact information. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform the editor if the work is accepted elsewhere.
Payment will be in contributors’ copies, 2 per contributor.
Dark ‘til Dawn
Next month marks the launch of a project I am working on in conjunction with decollection, a Shanghai-based designer of soft furnishings. The Dark ‘til Dawn series of designer art pieces is a space for the intermingling of my poetry and the paintings of Chinese artist Zhou Yu. Each piece grew out of one of my haiku, with Zhou’s painting and lamp design developing around the imagery of the poem. There will be 30 lamps in the collection, each a unique design, with a unique poem and painting hand-painted on the piece. Each lamp will come with a birth certificate, and will be signed by the artists.
Watch for more information as the launch date draws nearer.
Pocket Guide to Suzhou
I have been engaged by Urbanatomy to write a pocket guide to the city of Suzhou. The book will be released next year, in conjunction with the World Expo, hosted in Shanghai. Urbanatomy has published guides to Shanghai over the past several years, and is currently expanding its work to include other cities. Suzhou is a beautiful place, and I am very pleased to be writing about it.
Expect the book to be released sometime in early summer 2010. I will, again, include more information as we get closer to the release date.
It’s going to be an exciting few months, with lots of new projects on! Keep an eye on this blog for more updates.
© 2009 Shelly Bryant