A comment on TILL I END MY SONG


A comment on TILL I END MY SONG (ed. by Harold Bloom, NYC; 2010, Harper) ISBN 978-0-06-192305-0 .

This is a mainstream literary poetry collection. I bring it to your attention because it is not intended to be a speculative/sf/f/h poetry collection. Yet it has one clearly speculative poem, 'Space Walking' by R. S. Thomas plus many of the poems have specific speculative/sf/f/h allusions in them including one poem that refers to Amazing Stories. The point is that speculative themes and imagery is part of mainstream literary poetry in English language markets. It is not largely confined to genre and children/YA markets