Introducing The Barn by Erin Wilcox
Have you ever been taught a master class on point of view in fiction? Have you ever been taught one … by Death?
This weekend is the Tucson Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. There will be a lot of wonderful writers, editors, Cosplayers, and fans participating, including myself, Linda Addison, Beth Meacham, Kathryn Lance, Tamara Boyens, and Janni Lee Simner. I will be dressed as Death (of the Endless) and participating in the following panels:
Please enjoy this video of my performance at the Tucson Festival of Books: the first time I gave this poem from heart!
Clarion West is a literary nonprofit that hosts a renowned workshop for speculative fiction writers. For going on forty years, Clarion West has provided support and education for writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, slipstream, and related genre work. As a fantasy writer and graduate of a traditional MFA program in which speculative fiction was categorically disregarded, I feel strongly about the need for programs like Clarion and Clarion West.
Announcing a new collection from the University of Arizona Press, The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide! Each contributing poet wrote about a species of flora or fauna in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. My poem is about the pinacate beetle, or stink bug. All poems are illustrated with some scientific facts about the species. My beetle is also illustrated in miniature on title page—go, stinky!