Strange Horizons

Speculative fiction and poetry from award-winning Strange Horizons magazine, updated weekly on Mondays/Tuesdays. Find us online at strangehorizons.com, and on Twitter @strangehorizons.

2 May Poetry, Read by Ciro Faienza and Sara S. Messenger

May 4th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 2 May issue.

  • “i roll up to the club in a gundam” by Eric Wang. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Eric here.
  • “your subcutaneous mermaid” by Sara S. Messenger, read by Sara S. Messenger. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Sara here.

Poetry of the 18 April Issue, Read by Blaize Kelly Strothers, Ken Haponek, and Ciro Faienza

April 19th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 18 April issue.

  • “the West is dead” by Blaize Kelly Strothers, read by Blaize Kelly Strothers. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Blaize here.
  • “Responding to Poetry and Prose Poems (pg 36 of Practice of Creative Writing)” by Ken Haponek, read by Ken Haponek. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Ken here.

Poetry of 14 March, Read by Samuel A. Adeyemi and Lalini Shanela Ranaraja

March 14th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 14 March issue with readings by the poets.

  • “Limbs” by Samuel A. Adeyemi, read by Samuel A. Adeyemi. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Samuel here.
  • “Tricona” by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, read by Lalini Shanela Ranaraja. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Lalini here.

Poetry of the 7 March Issue, Read by Ciro Faienza

March 8th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 7 March issue.

  • “Gorgons” by Kay Billie Oakes, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Kay here.
  • “Final Resting Place” by Gerri Leen, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Gerri here.

Critical Friends: Episode 1

February 28th, 2022

Join our Review Editors Dan Hartland, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and Aisha Subramanian for the first episode of Critical Friends, the Strange Horizons SFF Criticism Podcast.

Read the full transcript on our website.

14 February Poetry, Read by Ciro Faienza and Gretchen Tessmer

February 14th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 14 February issue.

  • “Cure” by Vijayalakshmi Harish. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Vijayalakshmi here.
  • “A Jar of Condensed Milk” by Gretchen Tessmer, Read by Gretchen Tessmer. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Gretchen here.

7 February Poetry, Ready by Ciro Faienza and Dawn Macdonald

February 9th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 7 February issue.

  • “increase” by Dawn Macdonald, as read by the poet. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Dawn here.
  • “The World Is a Curio” by Nicky Russell. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Nicky here.

”Broken Blue” by E.M. Faulds, read by Courtney Floyd

January 28th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons fiction podcast, editor Courtney Floyd presents E.M. Fauld's "Broken Blue."

You can read the full story and find more about E.M. here.

Content warnings for this story include:

  • Animal cruelty/death
  • Drug use
  • Shaming
  • Vomit

Poetry of the 24 January Issue, Read by Ciro Faienza and Katy Bond

January 24th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 24 January issue.

  • “Sestina for a friend misplaced and recovered” by Katy Bond, read by the poet. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Katy here.
  • “My Double, My Brother” by Averi Kurth, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Averi here.

Poetry of the 3 January Issue, Read by Ciro Faienza

January 5th, 2022

In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents the poetry of the 3 January issue.

  • “Coup” by Antonio Funches, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Antonio here.
  • “Who Came From The Woods ” by Lev Mirov, read by Ciro Faienza. You can read the full text of the poem and more about Lev here.
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