Niteblade has rapidly become one of the leading showcases for sf/f/h prose and especially poetry among the e-zine community. Below is the url for the current issue so you can see for yourself the high quality of the poetry it publishes.
Rubber is a new film about a murederous tire rolling amok in that most dangerous of areas, the rural American Southwest. It is an odd combination of Christine, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Waiting for Godot and every Randolph Scott western you ever saw.
Radial rolling down a Texas two-laner
under the high desert sun.
Blood caked its treads,
the audience high up on a knoll
the unwitting players go through their deaths
that the tire
will turn on them.
The poem below won the annual Balticon Award in 2006. It was first published in 2006 in the BALTICON 40 PROGRAM BOOK (Baltimore, 2006 )
This poem is an interesting take on the future of family history. He is the State Geologist of Alabama, publisher /editor of the leading speculative poetry magazine DREAMS & NIGHTMARES and has published 1000 poems in 25 years. Wow what is it with genre writers
yet another recording
of great grandma
on the swing
as a little girl back on Mars
out it goes
pleading rises thru
the vocal register
as the code unravels,
ending with a despairing