5.0 SMALL PRESS Because some major magazine markets never or seldom published science fiction and fantasy poetry (Analog, Astounding, Galaxy, Omni) and major book publishers rarely handled science fiction and fantasy poetry anthologies, even major authors are driven to the Small Press. Arthur C. Clarke's poems, for example, are almost entirely to be found in British fanzines of the 1930's and 1940's. The Small Press constitutes both loving embrace and economic exile. This includes fanzines, semi-professional magazines, collections, and anthologies. 57 relevent Small Press magazines include:
Scavenger's Newsletter Scavenger's Newsletter (ed. e-mail Janet Fox) contains information on small press poetry markets. One major Small Press publisher of science fiction and fantasy poetry is Ocean View Press, under poet Lee Ballentine, in Mountain View, California. Ocean View gained fame with the beautiful production of Poly in 1989. Jazz Police Books has published science fiction poetry including:
- American Fantasy
- Blue Unicorn
- Critical Mass
- Dreams & Nightmares
- Fantasy Review
- Fantasy Macabre
- Harsh Mistress
- Ice River
- In Transit
- Last Wave
- Magazine of Speculative Poetry
- Midnight Zoo
- New Era
- New Pathways
- On Spec
- Random Realities
- Scavenger's Newsletter
- Science Fiction Eye
- Space & Time
- Star Wine
- Supernatural Poetry
- Tales of the Unanticipated
- Tampa Review
- The Tome
- 2 A.M.
- Z Miscellaneous
Anamnesis Press P. O. Box 51115 Palo Alto, CA 94303 415-255-8366 415-255-3190 (fax) Anamnesis Press website e-mail Anamnesis Press (Keith Allen Daniels) in May 1997 released Joe Haldeman's latest book and first collection of poetry, SAUL'S DEATH & OTHER POEMS, ISBN 0-9631203-4-4, $10.95 trade paper. Coming up: SATAN IS A MATHEMATICIAN & OTHER POEMS by Keith Allen Daniels, and a book of poems by David R. Bunch. Chris Drumm Books, Polk City, Iowa, has published genre poetry chapbooks or booklets. Other important Small Press anthologies and collections include Operation Phantasy, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Rego Park NY: Phantagraphic, 1967; and various anthologies by Christopher Lee Vaughan, of Chula Vista, California. Other small press anthologies include: Poets of the Fantastic, ed. Marge Simon & Steve Eng, Walnut CA: AE Press, 1993?; Psychos, ed. Michael A. Arnzen, Concord CA: Mastication Publications, 1992; Narcopolis & Other Poems, ed. Peggy Nadramia, New York: Hell's Kitchen Productions Inc., 1989. Arkham House, under August Derleth, was the dominant Fantasy Poetry publisher in the mid-20th Century, with works of Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Lin Carter, and others of the Lovecraft school.
- INVISIBLE MACHINES, Robert Frazier and Andrew Joron, poetry collaborations, ISBN: 1-877655-10-4, $9
- MR. TEMPLETON'S TOYSHOP, Thomas Wiloch, ISBN: 1-877655-15-5, Perfectbound, $9.95
- CELEBRATION OF BONES, Sandra Lindow, ISBN: 1-877655-18-X, Perfectbound, $8
- MOLECULAR JAM, Dan Raphael, including 1995 Rhysling Award-winning short poem, "Skin of Glass," ISBN: 1-877655-21-X, perfectbound, $7.95
- David Memmott, HOUSE ON FIRE (which includes the 1990 Long Poem Rhysling Award-winning poem, "The Aging Cryonicist..." as well as "Sounding the Praises of Shadow to the Merchants of Light" which appeared in THE FOURTH ANNUAL COLLECTION OF BEST FANTASY AND HORROR, edited by Datlow and Windling, not to mention poems which appeared in magazines such as DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, THE MAGAZINE OF SPECULATIVE POETRY, STAR*LINE, ALPHA GALLERY, POETS OF THE FANTASTIC and ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT. ISBN: 1-877655-07-6, $9. Perfectbound trade, 7 X 8 1/2. Jazz Police Books. ISBN: 1-877655-07-4, hardbound, $20; see 2.3.3 for reviews
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