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Ann K. Schwader

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Wyoming native relocated to suburban Colorado. Writer of speculative poetry, dark fiction, Lovecraftian fiction & poetry, dark-themed science fiction, & haiku. Bram Stoker Award finalist (2010) for poetry collection, Wild Hunt of the Stars. Bram Stoker Award finalist (2015) for poetry collection, Dark Energies. Rhysling Award winner (2010) for Short Poem, & co-winner for Long Poem (2015). Science Fiction Poetry Association Grand Master (2018) . Member: HWA, SFWA, SFPA, HSA.

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Ann K. Schwader I'm afraid I'm the last person to ask about clever ways to get a spec-po book noticed! That's the part of the process I always struggle with. Being on…moreI'm afraid I'm the last person to ask about clever ways to get a spec-po book noticed! That's the part of the process I always struggle with. Being on Goodreads as an author is helpful, I think, as is participating in one or more of the groups there. I've also used book covers as my identifying image for things like Dreamwidth. I'm not really skilled or avid about social media in general, alas. Just turned in the ms. for a new collection of dark spec-po myself, but it's early days yet. All I'm willing to say right now is that I'm really excited about the project.(less)
Ann K. Schwader For fiction, Dark Equinox & Other Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. (Hippocampus Press, 2015). For poetry, Twisted in Dream (Hippocampus Press, 2011). Thi…moreFor fiction, Dark Equinox & Other Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. (Hippocampus Press, 2015). For poetry, Twisted in Dream (Hippocampus Press, 2011). This last is not my most recent collection, but it's my largest & includes my narrative sonnet cycle "In the Yaddith Time." Both are still readily available from Hippocampus Press. Thanks so much for your interest!(less)
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The June Heron's Nest is up!

Granted, this month is more than half over -- but the June issue of the online haiku journal The Heron's Nest is still up, still free to read, & still as worthwhile as ever. Haiku makes wonderful summer "nibble" reading on your PC or tablet, too.

https://theheronsnest.com/June2022/


I'm happy to report that I've got a garden-themed haiku in this issue, here:

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Ann Schwader Ashley wrote: "I forgot to congratulate you on being a winner for the Rhysling! So congratulations! That poem is awesome."

Thanks so much! Can't quite believe a formal sonnet sequence managed to co-win a Rhysling. Gives me some faith in the 21st century.


Ashley I forgot to congratulate you on being a winner for the Rhysling! So congratulations! That poem is awesome.


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Ann Schwader Ashley wrote: "Here is my review of the Book of Jade.
http://fiendlover.blogspot.com/2015/0..."


Thank you! I think I'll be needing a copy of this.


Ashley Here is my review of the Book of Jade.
http://fiendlover.blogspot.com/2015/0...


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