I am so proud to have a new and original poem from Neil on board for our outsized 10th anniversary issue. Called "Conjunctions," it's a darkly surreal lyric centered around an image that's both comical and disturbing, a wonderfully strange edition to our largest, weirdest issue ever.
(Click here for the full press release and for pre-ordering information.)
And, with this piece finally in place, I can at last share with y'all the full table of contents for Mythic Delirium 20, due to hit the mailboxes of subscribers in April:
Marvelous! But I have to say, he's in very, very worthy company--they may be happy to share a TOC with him, but he, too, should be happy to share a TOC with such a stellar collection of poets.
Very glad I have a subscription!
Quite a coup--congratulations!
Holy crap! (I'm sure this is sounding redundant, but what can you do?) That is amazing.
Can you dish on how it happened? Did you ask him for something?
I am a particular fan of his poetry, and it's great just to have the opportunity to see something new from him, much less right here! But his style is such a perfect fit for the magazine. Outstanding news!
It's a long story, and I don't mind telling it in full but don't have a wide time window at the moment. A short version: I first got in touch with him five years ago, asked if he'd be interested in contributing. He told me he was and to keep reminding him every few months. Fast forward to the weekend of the debut of Coraline 3-D, another reminder sent, and whadya know? :-D
Hee. I follow that. But, believe it or not, I can't say I get all fanboy over the chance to work with myself: I do that all the time, it's nothing to write home about. ;-p Besides, who knows if I'll actually win the Nebula?
But getting a chance to work with Neil, on the other hand...
Having both come together at once has made for an interesting couple of weeks, I'll tell you that.
I'm very delighted to be included in the TOC and frankly, totally cannot wait to read it. Where's that forward-only time machine from geoffrey_landis's Rhysling-award winning poem when you need it? I'd zap myself forward to that day it arrives in my mailbox.
Or are you going to hand-deliver it?