When Sirens Call in Saturday’s Mail
Another day, another adventure, with PROSPECTIVE: A JOURNAL OF SPECULATION’s Spring issue WHEN SIRENS CALL (see February 21) slinking into my mailbox with two of my poems, the young and untested “Terpischore’s Daughter” (“At ten years of age she gave her first recital/ this time at the palace”) joining the more jaded “Medusa’s Daughter” (“She knew the stories . . . ”), gracing its pages. Thirty pages of sirens are there, in fact, mostly in poetry but some in prose, from Kassandra to Lilith to some of slightly less classical leanings (e.g., p. 19, “The Pimp” by Dolorez Roupe), in a nicely put together volume. “It always amazes me how a writer will take the title of an upcoming issue and turn it into something completely unexpected,” according to Editor Lauren Stone, “yet, still connect with the theme of the journal. This issue is full of gems that twist ‘When Sirens Call.’”
For more information on WHEN SIRENS CALL, as well as last fall’s CTHULHU: A LOVE STORY (see January 10, September 21 2012), check here, then scroll down to the title of choice.