It’s only in the past couple years that I became aware of “speculative” as a literary category, and only in the last year or so that it occurred to me some of my poems might fit the description.
Yesterday and the day before, two of my poems appeared online in “speculative poetry” issues.
First, “The God Zoo”, which originally appeared in Rattle’s Winter 2012 issue.
Second, “Kinnings”, in Jersey Devil Press, for their innaugural poetry issue.
However, the best sample of speculative writing to appear on the internet in the last twenty-four hours was not written by me, but rather by an anonymous Craiglist user, “Missed Connection – m4w”.