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Review: Scifaikuest

May 21, 2011 - by Adam Vatterott

 

Looks like something from “Starship Troopers” . . .

Scifaikuest features several hilarious genre takes on (short) poetic forms. Scifaiku, for example, features the haiku you know and love — invaded by science fiction culture. Each poem exists in its own possible universe. Consider this poem, by a poet named semi, that explores technologically enhanced home improvement:

Rearranging furniture

in the holo home

10,000 times.

Scifaikuest also features evocative horrorku (“robot scarecrow / protecting the fields / a murderer of crows”) and poems nerdily based on the Fibonacci sequence for meter (you are excused to check Wiki). Read poems on the site or buy an illustrated print publication (released four times per year).

Note to poets: Scifaikuest is a paying market (not in quatloos, but every bit helps).

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