Welcome Nebula-award winning author Fran Wilde for her new illustrated poetry chapbook Clock Star Rose Spine in a virtual conversation with Nortshire Staff Favorite Same J. Miller, author of The Balde Between.
Award-winning fantasy author Fran Wilde returns to her roots in Clock Star Rose Spine, which brings together poems previously published in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, and more with a selection of work never before published. In this collection illuminated with whimsical fountain pen illustrations, Wilde explores family histories, feminism, visual art, disability, mythology, and of course the sea with tangible yearning and keen insight.
“Fran Wilde's poetry makes my heart soar, and then ache, and then soar again. The lyricism of her prose has been quietly upping the stakes for language in speculative fiction for years now, and we're so fortunate to get such a potent, concentrated dose of it here.” —Sam J. Miller, author of The Blade Between
“Fran Wilde is one of my favorite contemporary writers. These poems are powerful, elegant, precise maps and directions and destinations that make me long to travel again—at least to the places inside Fran’s imagination, from Hades to Los Angeles. A gorgeous collection.” —Theodora Goss, award-winning author of The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter
“Wilde charts worlds of light and liquid that slide through space-time, myth and imagination awash with the mundane.” —Laura Gray Street, Author of Pigment and Fume, coeditor of The Ecopoetry Anthology
“These poems turn on truly colorful ideas—what if you married the sea and had known each other since elementary school—Kudos Fran Wilde. It’s a book to go back to.” —Samuel R. Delany
Sam J. Miller is the Nebula Award–winning author of The Art of Starving (NPR best of the year), Blackfish City (Nebula finalist, John J. Campbell Award winner) and most recently The Blade Between. A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Sam’s short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. He lives in New York City.
Fran Wilde is the double-Nebula award winning author of seven novels for children and adults, as well as numerous short stories, reviews, and essays that cross literary and genre boundaries. Trained as an artist, jeweler, programmer, and poet, Fran received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College and an MA in interaction design from University of Baltimore. She is the genre fiction concentration director at Western Colorado University. This is her first collection of poetry and illustration.
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