Issue #8 – Summer 2016

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(“Copse”, by Caitlyn Kurilich)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue #8
Summer 2016

Editorial – Shira Lipkin

Translations of a Runestone Found in Minnesota”  –  Amelia Gorman

A priest, church windows, & divination” –  Evelyn Deshane

Saint of the Gracious Smile, your lips are cruel”  – Kathrin Köhler

Exposing Tricks”  –  Chloe N. Clark

8 Ways Any Girl Can Become More Attractive,  According to Science” – Margaret Wack

Flesh”  – Subashini Navanatram

Jellyfish/Out of Water” – A.J. Odasso

Wattle Skinned” –  Hester J. Rook

Yoga Chip” – Rohinton Daruwala

WERE-” – Naru Dames Sundar

Million-Year Elegies – Hallucigenia” – Ada Hoffmann

Just So Story (The Four Faces of Luck)”  – E.P. Beaumont

Hexagram 64: Taste the Salt” – M.C. Childs

Issue #7 – Spring 2016

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(“Ivy and Door”, by Denis McLaughlin)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue #7
Spring 2016

Editorial – Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

The Lies You Learned” –  S. Qiouyi Lu

Elegy for the Hulk”  – Gabby Reed

For ours is the glory” – Julia Kingston

Ecdysis” –  Margarita Tenser

bedtime story, age 96” – Nolan Liebert

Rat-Infested Ship Off the Coast of Britain” – Chloe N. Clark

The Art of the Blood Sacrifice”  –  Margaret Wack

Sketches”  –  Tiffany Grayson

Faith”  –  Alex Harper

(House)”  – Aaron Boothby

The Wheredrobe”  –  John W. Sexton

inventory: the ghosts in the bedroom”  – Joyce Chong

Lepidopteramancer”  –  Joshua Gage

Issue #6 – Winter 2015/2016

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(“Not a Second Time”, by Jessica “Sieskja” Albert)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue #6

Winter 2015/2016

Editorial  –  Mattie Joiner and Shira Lipkin

Dionysus of the Downtown”   –  Lev Mirov

White: Outside of Color” –  Nikk Wasserman

How to be something not real”  –  Lore Graham

Changeling Manifesto”  –  Kayla Bashe

Angiogenesis” –  Margarita Tenser

My Own Lightning”  –  Mary Alexandra Agner

swan”  –  Nolan Liebert

What to Do With a Photosynthetic Lover”  –  Rohinton Daruwala

Desert Mermaid” –  Sandi Leibowitz

Changeling”   –   Lynette Mejía

The Selkie Before Summer”  –  Penny Stirling

If You Find Me Out”  –  Toby MacNutt

Issue #5 – Autumn 2015

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(“Auspice (The Feather Reader)” by Caitlyn Kurilich)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue #5

Autumn 2015

Editorial – Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Baba Yaga Has Tea with Kostchai the Deathless”  –  Jane Yolen

An Unexpected Guest” – Lev Mirov

Between the Lines” – Stephanie Niu

Litany; Dust”  –  A.E. Ash

The Garden Wild”  –  Lynette Mejía

The Night Before an Interstellar Journey” –   Jennifer Linnaea

Origami Crane / Light-Defying Spaceship”  –  Naru Dames Sundar

The Start of the Past”  –  Catriona Cameron

Splinter Song”   –  Romie Stott

Tasseography of English Breakfast Tea at 30,000 Feet”  –  Amy Fant

Issue #4 – Summer 2015

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(“AquaForest” by Lois van Baarle)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue #4

Summer 2015

Editorial – Mat Joiner and Shira Lipkin

The Sea Roads” -Neile Graham

Singing Her Body Oceanic” – Penny Stirling

Ink” – Brittany Warman

Bone-House” – A.J. Odasso

The Hero’s Journey” – Alex Harper

Blue” – Camille Rivera

A Visit with Morgan le Fay” – Sofia Samatar

Until Waking” – Ruth Jenkins

Gunmetal”  – Julia Kingston

rain” – Shimon Palmer

 

Issue #3 – Spring 2015

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(“Fairy Tale Spring” by Elayna Smolowitz)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue #3

Spring 2015

Editorial – Shira Lipkin and Mat Joiner

Musicide” –  E. H. Brogan

Blood and Honey” – Andrew Watson

The Animals, Who Are In Your Mouth” – Vajra Chandrasekera

Drowned City” – Ruth Jenkins

Bones” – Amy Fant

Among the Dead” – Lev Mirov

The Occupation of Millers Creek” –  Robyn Groth

On the Tree” – Alexandra Seidel

Myth of the Mother Snake” – Carrie Cuinn

Merlusine” – Nin Harris

Issue #2 – Winter 2014/15

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(Guardians of the Blue Hour by Nathan Spoor)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue #2

Winter 2014/2015

Editorial – Shira Lipkin and Mat Joiner

Entreaty” – Sandi Leibowitz

The Haunting” – Lev Mirov

The Martyr of Baikonur” – India Valentin

Entwined ‘Neath Stars and Empty Suns” – Merc Rustad

Pentimento”  –  Charlie Byrd

Ada”  –  Kit Hamada

The Sirens’ Song to the U.N. Security Council: Monday, July 10, 2017” – Cindy Potts

The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra” – Thomas Zimmerman

Hypnos and Thanatos: The Embrace” -Lynette Mejía

Auspicious” – Joshua Gage

The Lark, The Peat, The Star, and Our Time” – Neile Graham

Issue #1 – Autumn 2014

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(art by M.C.A. Hogarth)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue #1
Autumn 2014

Editorial – Mat Joiner and Shira Lipkin

A Summoning of Monsters” – Jack Hollis Marr

Love Letters for the Itinerant” – Lisa M. Bradley

The Furtive Pantheon” – Erik Amundsen

The devil riding your back” – Gabby Reed

A Broken Heart” – Lev Mirov

Arson Poetica” – Dana Koster

For Sale” – Susan Carlson

Sacred” – Gemma Files

Made Out of the Terror” – Jazz Sexton

Collyer” – Rachel Verkade

Self-Portrait as Bilbo Baggins” – Ada Hoffmann

Topological Grief” – Mary Alexandra Agner

Ghosting” – Lynette Mejía

Love in Graduate School” – Cassandra Phillips-Sears

Scion” – G.K. Hansen

The Knowing” – Alicia Cole

moss covered” – Amber Bird

Sea Widow” – J.C. Runolfson

The Word for Love” – Adrienne J. Odasso

Orpheus Rides West/Letter to Eurydice from Deep Inside the Teenage Wasteland” – Nate Maxson

Make the Night Go Faster” – Sofia Samatar

Issue #1 Table of Contents!

We are delighted to present the Table of Contents for Issue #1, which is double-sized thanks to our wonderful sponsors! The issue will be released a week from today, Monday, September 22 – we can’t wait to show you these amazing poems. 🙂

“A Summoning of Monsters” – Jack Hollis Marr

“Love Letters for the Itinerant” – Lisa M. Bradley

“The Furtive Pantheon” – Erik Amundsen

“The devil riding your back” – Gabby Reed

“A Broken Heart” – Lev Mirov

“Arson Poetica” – Dana Koster

“For Sale” – Susan Carlson

“Sacred” – Gemma Files

“Made Out of the Terror” – Jazz Sexton

“Collyer” – Rachel Verkade

“Self-Portrait as Bilbo Baggins” – Ada Hoffmann

“Topological Grief” – Mary Alexandra Agner

“Ghosting” – Lynette Mejía

“Love in Graduate School” – Cassandra Phillips-Sears

“Scion” – G.K. Hansen

“The Knowing” – Alicia Cole

“moss covered” – Amber Bird

“Sea Widow” – J.C. Runolfson

“The Word for Love” – Adrienne J. Odasso

“Orpheus Rides West/Letter to Eurydice from Deep Inside the Teenage Wasteland” – Nate Maxson

“Make the Night Go Faster” – Sofia Samatar

About Us

Liminality is an online quarterly magazine of speculative poetry edited by Rhysling winner Shira Lipkin and Dwarf Stars winner Mat Joiner. We are very pleased to meet you. We’re looking for speculative literary poems that touch the heart as much as the head; poems of the liminal, the fluid, and the fantastic. We’d love to see work that shifts shape, refuses to be to be easily pinned down or categorised. We actively welcome diversity; we want to hear new as well as established voices. Tell us tales we thought we knew, the way only you can tell them. Give us new myths.

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