Thursday, November 25, 2010

Poetry Roundup: Asimov's February 2010

Reincarnation by Peter Swanson

Awkward line breaks, little to no rhythm but an interesting concept: Certain knowledge that we reincarnate leads to suicide. No humans left, only animals. This is a little more depressed than I find the concept though. World might be better off for everyone without us humans.

Subatomic Redemption by Michael Meyerhofer

Electrons randomly go everywhere. No reason to fear growing up, death, adolescence, or anything else. Our electrons have already been there, done that. Pretty good, thoughtful, some clever use of pauses and breaks.
My second favorite Asimov's poem of the year.

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