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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween came early

A late-night recording session on my phone led to being able to join some amazing poets in this spooky SFPA poetry reading:  http://sfpoetry.com/halloween.html

I'm particularly thrilled because this reading features three poems from the Model 8 Polysomnograph, a collection inspired by my aunt, the book artist and dream writer Betsy Davids.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Blossom Project

Last year, my good friends David and Anne sent me a note about an upcoming UK anthology, a collaboration between NewCon press and the Institution of Agricultural Engineers in honor of the latter's celebration of their 75th anniversary. A call for short fiction set entirely within my wheelhouse - agriculture, environmental engineering, and sci fi? I couldn't resist.

Here's a link to the Amazon Kindle Edition of Looking Landwards. If you "look inside," you can read my story, "The Blossom Project" in its entirety. Of course, downloading it or ordering a hard copy might be nice, too.

Below are the official promo materials, shout out to fellow authors, and link to the UK page for NewCon press. I have to say, working with NewCon has been a great experience!

With the impending crises of climate change, scarcity of water, dwindling energy reserves and spiraling global populations, the effective management of our land and the food it produces has never been more relevant. Established in 1938 by a small group of far-seeing and enthusiastic engineers and agriculturalists, the Institution of Agricultural Engineers provides a professional nexus for the scientists, technologists, engineers, and managers working in the many and varied forms of land-based industry.
In 1988 the IAgrE marked its 50th anniversary with a publication that considered the changing face of farming and agricultural engineering over the previous half century. In 2013, to mark their 75th anniversary, they have chosen to commission a book that looks forward...
- See more at: http://newconpress.co.uk/products-page-2/anthologies/looking-landwards/#sthash.whSnJ0Rk.dpuf
Looking Landwards















"With the impending crises of climate change, scarcity of water, dwindling energy reserves and spiraling global populations, the effective management of our land and the food it produces has never been more relevant. Established in 1938 by a small group of far-seeing and enthusiastic engineers and agriculturalists, the Institution of Agricultural Engineers provides a professional nexus for the scientists, technologists, engineers, and managers working in the many and varied forms of land-based industry.

In 1988 the IAgrE marked its 50th anniversary with a publication that considered the changing face of farming and agricultural engineering over the previous half century. In 2013, to mark their 75th anniversary, they have chosen to commission a book that looks forward at what the future might hold. To help them achieve this, they approached NewCon Press.

Looking Landwards represents NewCon Press’ first ever open submissions anthology. We have been overwhelmed by the response, receiving submissions not only from within the UK but also from the USA, Australia, mainland Europe, Africa, and Asia; from professional writers and would-be writers, from scientists and engineers who are actively involved in dealing with the book’s themes to people who have simply been inspired by them. Looking Landwards features the very best of these stories. Twenty-three works of science fiction and speculation that dare to look to the future and examine what lies ahead for farming, for agricultural engineering and for all of us."

Contents:
  1. Introduction by Andy Newbold and Chris Whetnall of the IAgrE
  2. The Blossom Project – M Frost
  3. Contraband – Terry Martin
  4. When Shepherds Dream of Electric Sheep – Sam Fleming
  5. Inversion Centre – Darren Goossens
  6. Ode to an Earthworm – Gareth D Jones
  7. A Touch of Frost – Renee Stern
  8. The World Coyote Made – Jetse de Vries
  9. Earthen – Alicia Cole
  10. Soul Food – Kim Lakin-Smith
  11. Charlie’s Ant – Adrian Tchaikovsky
  12. Cellular Level – J E Bryant
  13. My Oasis Tower – Holly Ice
  14. Throw Back – Gill Shutt
  15. Mary on the Edge – Steven Pirie
  16. Landward – Den Patrick
  17. Long Indeed Do We Live… – Storm Constantine
  18. Tractor Time – Kate Wilson
  19. Veggie Moon – Neal Wooten
  20. Wheat – Kevin Burke
  21. Blight – Dev Agarwal
  22. Black Shuck – Henry Gee
  23. A Season – Rebecca J. Payne
  24. The Last Star – Nigel Edwards
  25. About the Authors


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Dwarf Stars 2013


Exciting news! Dwarf Stars 2013 is available, and I was lucky enough to have one of my poems nominated. "Let me tell you about dawn" originally appeared in Star*Line.

It's a star-studded cast, including Deborah P Kolodji, Bruce Boston, Sonya Taaffe, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, F. J. Bergmann, and many others. The anthology, which features poems 10 lines or shorter, is worth the read, even if you aren't a voting SFPA member.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Constellation

My brother and I are delighted to present our debut collection: my poetry + his art = Constellation

Here's a preview:

U.S.S. Constellation
M. Frost

An odd name for a warship.
From his perch along the barnacle-studded hull,
my brother corrects me, sloop-of-war.
Her title painted gold above the slapping water,
Constellation,
as if composed instead of tinny and distant
stars, stitched as they were on a field of blue.
My brother pulls a rope, raises the flag.
The parrot gun recoils with steel flash and smoke.
I see now the cannonball’s trajectory,
how it moves across an ocean of space,
how the batteries might have blazed against
a dark Atlantic, sending round objects into orbit.

Originally published in Astropoetica


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Commencement Issue

Farewell to The Stew! Our Commencement issue features the work of faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Highlights include Dean Klag's cover images and Kevin Frick's account of his experience at the Boston marathon.


(N.B.: members of the JHSPH community can download the PDF of this issue directly from the JHSPH Portal - follow the links for Student Assembly > Student Groups > Stew > Files. All other aspiring readers of The Stew should contact me.)