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Brief Encounters with My Third Eye: Selected Short Poems 1975-2016 by Bruce Boston
Brief Encounters with My Third Eye: Selected Short Poems 1975-2016 by Bruce Boston

Brief Encounters with My Third Eye: Selected Short Poems 1975-2016 by Bruce Boston

Crystal Lake Publishing

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Over one hundred of Boston’s best short poems (under fifty lines) from more than forty years of publishing, including fifteen award-winning poems.

Boston’s poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, and the Rhysling and Grandmaster Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

“Boston forces us to make eye contact with alchemists, angels, ghosts, werewolves, demagogues, monsters, demons, spacers, robots, berserkers, their lovers, and their victims. Inventive, speculative to the point of skewering us with wonder, innovative, resonant with melody, this overview of Boston's work from the early 70's to the present dramatizes the development of one of America's most skilled and inspired poets.” – Mary Turzillo, Lovers & Killers, Mars Girls, Elgin and Nebula Award Winner

“In these fleet, always musical poems, Boston spotlights not only infinite vistas of time and space but also the grottos of our most intransigent longings and fears. These same poems may move us to gasp or guffaw to the point of finding ourselves, to purloin a phrase of the poet's, ‘polymorphously pleasure-spent.’ Brief Encounters twinkles luminously and always delivers.” – Michael Bishop, Nebula Award Winner, author of Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories

“With Brief Encounters, Boston manages an amazing feat: he not only knocks it out of the park, but also shows us he's been doing it for decades. A great read for anyone who enjoys seeing what wonders words can work...and who isn't afraid to step into the dark from time to time.” – Michaelbrent Collings, multiple Bram Stoker Award Nominee and bestselling author of The Longest Con

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Interview with the author:

So what makes this collection of selected short poems so special?

Bruce Boston: It contains more than a hundred of my best poems under fifty lines collected from more than forty years of publishing, including 14 award-winning poems.

Which poem is your favorite and why?

Bruce Boston: Hard to pick a single favorite in over 100 poems, but if I have to, I'd go with "For Spacers Snarled in the Hair of Comets."  It was my first Rhysling Award poem and the one that most readers seem to remember.

Why should readers give dark poetry book a try?

Bruce Boston: Because it is poetry written for and available to any literate reader, not just other poets.

Brief Encounters eBook categories:

  • US Horror Fiction
  • Poetry collection
  • Dark poetry collection
  • Horror haiku writing
  • Horror Suspense
  • Psychological thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Dystopian Science fiction
  • Horror literature
  • Post apocalyptic science fiction