Issue #16 – Summer 2018

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue 16
Summer 2018
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner


Editorial  –  Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

parasitic –  Emma Scott Schaeffer

How to trick bees into singing  –  Hester J. Rook

The Black Paintings  –  Amelia Gorman

Seraphima  –   Hal Y. Zhang

Black Swan  –  Hayley Stone

It’s Lohengrin, but   –   Amelia Sirina

Beauty Routine   –  Alice Fanchiang

Fire in the Chart  –   Jacob Budenz

Vulpine Rede   –  Rufina Jinju Kang

Rabbit Pulls a Magician Out of Her Hat  –  Ada Hoffmann

Semi-Tropical  –  Mehnaz Sahibzada

Issue #15 – Spring 2018

(Huldra, by Jessica “Sieskja” Albert and LualaDy)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue 15
Spring 2018
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Editorial – Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

Green Thumbs”   –  Toby MacNutt

Across the Anvil and Burning” –  Hester J. Rook

Dissimulation with Birds”  –  Alicia Hoffman

Current”   –  Jessica P. Wick

Orpheus”  –  Jonathan Lenore Kastin

Lost Girls”   –  Rachel Verkade

The Witch’s House”  –   Jeana Jorgensen

Our Badlands”   –   Evelyn Deshane

All Dead Things Shall Come To Me”  –   Eleanna Castroianni

The Parasite”   –  Mack W. Mani

chill im a nice person I just hate everybody”  –  Ada Hoffmann

Issue #14 – Winter 2017-2018

(“Evening Respite” by Caitlyn Kurilich)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry 

Issue 14

Nuclear Winter 2018-19

Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Editorial   –  Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

Sestina for Marzanna”  – Cassandra Rose Clarke

Devotion” –  Todd Dillard

Armament”  –  Bethany Powell

Enthusiasts of Ruin”  –  Margaret Wack

a battleground courses in jingfei” – D.A. Xiaolin Spires

White Noise”  – Mary Alexandra Agner

Watching the Centaur Races with Yeh-Yeh” – Wen Ma

One-Way Ticket” –  Genevieve DeGuzman

Martrees on Terra”  –  Rohinton Daruwala

In Uniprose Between Two Books” –  Ahimaz Rajessh

Endings”   –  Hester J. Rook

Archaeological Record”  –  E.P. Beaumont

Immersed”  –   Mark Childs

Fountain”  –  Vanessa Kittle

Issue #13 – Autumn 2017

(La Lionne, by Jessica “Sieskja” Albert)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue 13
Autumn 2017
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Editorial  –  Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

Small Town Witches”  –  Kate Pentecost

New Holloway”  –  Catherine Rockwood

Corvideo”  –  MJ Cunniff

A History of Biophysics”  –  Ken Poyner

The Magic 8-Ball is Having None of It”  –  E.P. Beaumont

Persephone Kidnaps Him”  –  Gillian Daniels

Solar Eclipse”  –  Shunmel Syau

Gang of Brides” –  Ishq Jafri

Lokabrenna” –  Jonathan Lenore Kastin

Cobalt”  – Margaret Wack

Elektra to Antigone” –  Maya Chhabra

Secrets” – Jeana Jorgensen

How I Lost My Chastity”  –  Holly Lyn Walrath

Reclining Janus, Nude”  –  Alison Rumfitt

The Alchemy of Arsenic” –  Neile Graham

Asomatognosia” –  John Wetmore

Ode to Things I Left Behind”  –  Ryan Skaryd

Be My Leviathan” –  Stacey Gruver

Cthulhu Listens to the Beach Boys” – Kate Lechler

Force Nine”   –   M. Darusha Wehm

Issue #12 – Summer 2017

"The Kite Painter" Graphite & Digital Media, 11" x 17", 2016. Caitlyn Kurilich.
(“The Kite Painter”, by Caitlyn Kurilich.)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue 12
Summer 2017
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner


Editorial  – Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

Of Iliaster”  – Karolina Fedyk & Elzbieta Glowacka

Till death do us not part” –  Zana Ali

Night Swim”  – Alice Fanchiang

Witch-Love” –  Sandi Leibowitz

The Echo of Water”  –  Alexandra Seidel

And They Roared in Answer” – G.K. Hansen

Circe’s Guests” –  Amelia Gorman

Versus” – Innas Tsuroiya

Unicorns”  –  Ada Hoffmann

Superman Smokes” –  Evelyn Deshane

Absence”  –  Margaret Wack

The Simple Poem” –  Abhishek Sengupta

Issue #11 – Spring 2017

(“Gibson House” by Bert Cash)

A Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Issue 11
Spring 2017

Editorial – Mattie Joiner & Shira Lipkin

The Well” – Alex Harper

Wild Cartography” – Alexandra Seidel

October Wildflower” – Bethany Powell

The Witch’s House” – Chloe N. Clark

Woodwork” – Lynette Mejía

House of two trees” – Robert Ford

Pine Song, Robin Song, Star Song” – Holly Lyn Walrath

Nautilus Cup” – Amelia Gorman

A Lover, Asleep” – Ada Hoffmann

Birch Bark Quilt” – Jennifer Crow

Issue #10 – Winter 2016/2017


(“a well-beaten path does not always make the right road”, by Jenny Downing)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue 10
Winter 2016/2017
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Editorial – Shira Lipkin & Mattie Joiner

the mountain, in g major” –  Margarita Tenser

Skin”  –  Alice Fanchiang

The Were” –  Lyrik Courtney

Leda Feels Empathy for Her Swan”  –  Alison Rumfitt

Donkeyskin”  –  Alix Bosley

Wanted:” –  Daniel Tobin

Waking”  –  Sara Cleto & Brittany Warman

The Widow and the Wave”   –   M.J. Cunniff

Behold and Beholden”  –  Neile Graham

In Quietude”   –   Steve Rasnic Tem

Thanatopoesis”  –  P. Edda

Seer”  –   Lynette Mejía

The Star-Drinkers” –  Rohinton Daruwala

Last Call at the Hypothetical Tavern”  –   Jennifer Crow

Issue #9 – Autumn 2016


(“Sonata”, by Caitlyn Kurelich)

Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry

Issue 9
Autumn 2016
Edited by Shira Lipkin and Mattie Joiner

Editorial – Shira Lipkin & Mattie Joiner

The Ritual” – Alex Harper

An Angel Considers His Fallen Brother” – Lyrik Courtney

Conditional Statements” – Margaret Wack

Exvocation” – Elliott Freeman

For Lonnie” – Holly Walrath

The Pacific is Wine Pink” – Gillian Daniels

The Wait” – Emma Crockford

How I Lost the Sky” – Toby MacNutt

To the Waters” – Megan Arkenberg

Giant-Killer, 1915” – Ross Holmes

Fusion Dream” – Laurinda Lind

After the Forest Fire” – Evelyn Deshane

Mother Tornado” – Melissa Frederick

Issue #8 – Summer 2016

Copse, by Caitlyn Kurilich

(“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


(“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”  – Nicasio Reed

For ours is the glory” – Hester J. Rook

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