We are all Orpheus. We try to get
back loves we lost. We fight our way through Hell,
singing to our regrets. We might as well
accept that love is done, and just forget
because it is the act of looking back
that loses things.
Magic, aliens, nightmares, and dreams are among the many muses that have inspired Roz Kaveney's poetry. What If What's Imagined Were All True brings together a sampling of her poems with mythical, fantastical or science fictional concerns, and also features two sonnet sequences: one retelling the Orpheus legend and one exploring the worlds of Steampunk.
Roz Kaveney is a middle-aged trans woman living and working in London as a writer, critic, and activist. A regular contributor to The Independent, The Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement, she is the author of many books on popular culture, including Reading the Vampire Slayer, Teen Dreams: Reading Teen Film and Television from ‘Heathers’ to ‘Veronica Mars’, Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films, and From Alien to the Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film.
She was a co-founder of the Midnight Rose Collective, whose other members included Neil Gaiman, Alex Stewart, and Mary Gentle, which produced shared world anthologies including Temps, Villains!, and The Weerde. She has also edited Tales from the “Forbidden Planet” and More Tales from the “Forbidden Planet”. She recently published her first novel, Rituals.
WHAT IF WHAT'S IMAGINED WERE ALL TRUE
by Roz Kaveney
Fabula Rasa 05
64 pages/perfect bound
Pub date: 15 November 2012
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