Category Archives: Rachel Swirsky’s poetry

Straight to the Point: What can we learn about ourselves from the world around us?

My online speculative poetry class, Verses of Sky & Stars, is coming up on June 9th! The class changes a little each time as the group composition does, but if you want to get a basic idea, I talk about … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku Round-up #3

Time for another round-up of my recent haiku! (Here is an explanation about why I’ve been writing and posting haiku.) A day for walking, but I sit and try to work. My thoughts are so slow. Cats watch the birds … Continue reading Continue reading

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Trains, Brains, and Computers

When I teach my speculative fiction class (there’s a section this weekend, by the way!), I like to talk to the students about the most popular varieties of speculative poetry. A lot of speculative poetry is narrative, or works with … Continue reading Continue reading

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Patreon content for January 2018

Patreon content for January has just been posted! $1 and above patrons can read a piece from my recent found poetry kick based on google searches for emotions–in this case, “anxiety.” $2 and above patrons get to see a sneak … Continue reading Continue reading

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Haiku Round-up #1

Lately I have been posting haiku to my Patreon. While I was having trouble writing fiction, a friend of mine showed me a haiku they’d been working on. I couldn’t manage something like a whole story, but writing seventeen syllables … Continue reading Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take To Write a Poem? Also, “Inside Her Heart,” and a class!

I’m teaching an online class on writing science fiction and fantasy poetry on June 30 at 9:30-11:30 PDT. It’s a fun class because it draws people from many different backgrounds with many different goals. Some are dedicated poets, looking to … Continue reading Continue reading

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