Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry Is Available!

Flying HigherThere are times when peer pressure can be a creative force. For instance… if you happen to attend a dinner with editors Michael D. Thomas and Shira Lipkin, you might discover that you are suddenly writing superhero poetry on the back of a placemat.

For an anthology.

So if you are interested in reading my first published piece of poetry since the mimeographed school newspaper in my elementary days, check out Flying Higher, for free on Smashwords.

There is also legitimately good poetry in there, too. Check out the table of contents.

  • Introduction ~ Shira Lipkin & Michael Damian Thomas
  • Becoming Wonder Woman ~ Julia Rios
  • AND THE BRONZE MEDAL GOES TO… ~ M. David Blake
  • The Boy Wonder ~ Mary Robinette Kowal
  • If ~ Kip Manley
  • O CAPTAIN! AMERICA’S CAPTAIN! ~ Alex Bledsoe
  • Mrs. Freeze ~ Anita Allen
  • Riveted ~ Lisa Bradley
  • Untitled Haiku ~ Amy McNally
  • Untitled ~ A.C. Wise
  • Supervillanelle ~ Lisa Nohealani Morton
  • The Tiger is Herself ~ Gillian Daniels
  • Untitled ~ Eric Burns-
  • Whiteswimming lesson ~ S. Brackett Robertson
  • Pantone 032 ~ Torrey Stenmark
  • Untitled ~ Lynne M. Thomas
  • Said Gorilla Grodd, to God… ~ Erik Amundsen
  • Unofficial Love ~ Shawna Jaquez
  • Riddler’s Clues, a Villanelle ~ John O’Connor
  • Invisible ~ Emily Wagner
  • Hawkguy ~ Michael Damian Thomas
  • Darksein the Diabolic Plots His Comeback from Beyond the Grave ~ Mike Allen
  • Alias ~ Erika Ensign
  • Judah Maccabee ~ Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • The Scarlet Witch at Rest ~ Laura McCullough
  • APACHE CHIEF ~ Sofia Samatar
  • Wonder Woman Lassos the C.E.O. ~ Wendy Babiak
  • Inhumanly King. (a poem by Black Bolt) ~ Adam P. Knave
  • Poison Ivy ~ Emily Nordling
  • An Elegy for Evelyn Cream ~ Amal El-Mohtar
  • The Wolverine ~ Matthew Kuchta
  • Bat-Mite’s Refrain ~ R.B. Wood
  • Untitled ~ Adam Lipkintake
  • off your horn-rims and fly ~ Gwynne Garfinkle
  • Untitled ~ Stefan Krzywicki
  • Guarded ~ Stephanie M. Clarkson
  • J’onesing for J’onn J’onnz—A Fanboi’s Paen to the Martian Manhunter ~ Kelly McCullough
  • Rocket’s Red Glare ~ John O’Connor
  • The Bone Woman ~ Alex Dally MacFarlane
  • Unmasked ~ Claire A. Miller
  • knitwear is both harder and softer than suits ~ Wednesday Burns-White
  • The Fish Aquatic ~ John Klima
  • You! I Thought You Were Dead!* ~ Steven Marsh
  • Untitled ~ Fritz Bogott
  • Untitled ~ Mari Ness
  • Bless Us, Nellie Bly, Saint of the Secular Upstarts ~ C.S.E. Cooney
  • The Ballad of Captain America’s Disapproving Face ~ Catt Kingsgrave
  • Untitled ~ Michael McAfee
  • The Tick ~ Liz Argall
  • Superheroes ~ Meredith Schwartz
  • Friendship and Butts ~ Shawna Jaquez
  • Green in Gold and Silver ~ David D. Levine
  • Super Sense ~ Talib Hussain
  • Superhero Haiku Triptych ~ Paul Weimer
  • Princess of Gemworld ~ Mary Anne Mohanraj
  • Limbo ~ Shira Lipkin

You can read about the genesis of this mad venture at Scribbling Caregiver of DOOM!!! – Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry Is Available!.

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3 Responses

  1. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

    A mad venture, but one I am very happy Michael and Lynne invited me to participate in. We share a ToC!

    (If there was a six degrees in genre publishing, I just got down to “1” for you and a bunch of people, which delights me endlessly.)

  2. M. David Blake

    With any luck, a few people will read my poem… simply because it is sandwiched between Julia Rios’ and your own! It’s a blessing to share the TOC with such a super roster.