Poetic musings

Not speculative but about poetry.  


by Linda Pastan

1. The Muse

You may catch

a butterfly

in a net

if you are swift enough


or if you keep

perfectly still

perhaps it will land

on your shoulder.



it is just

a moth.

Rhysling Awards for 2018 Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the SFPA’s Rhysling awards!

Short Poem: First place – Mary Soon Lee – Advice to a Six Year Old

Second Place – Sara Cleto – How to Grieve: A Primer for Witches

Third Place – F. J. Bergmann – Gramarye

Long Poem:  First place – Neil Gaman – The Mushroom Hunters

Second Place – Cassandra Rose Clarke – For Preserves

Third Place – Mary Soon Lee – Alternate Genders


Two New Books Being Launched This Summer!

I’m delighted to announce that Sycorax Press will be launching two new single-author collections this summer:  Shannon Connor Winward’s THE YEAR OF THE WITCH and Rebecca Buchanan’s DAME EVERGREEN, AND OTHER POEMS OF MYTH, MAGIC AND MADNESS.  

Spec Poetry at Reader Con

A panel of poets and editors will be reading selected works at Reader Con in July in Quincy, MA.  Readers include Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney, Carlos Hernandez, Brittany Warman, Sara Cleto, and Sandi Leibowitz.  We’ll keep you posted once we learn the exact date and time!  

Welcome to the brand new web site for Sycorax Press!