North Left of Earth
A poetry collection. Illustrated by Marge Simon.
From mutations of our own world, to life on other planets, to journeys through the depths of space, travel with SFPA Grandmaster Poet Bruce Boston as he explores realms North Left of Earth.
"These are the
poems of an older, wiser poet who has visited the future and come back to tell all. With insight and dark humor he shares his fantastical encounters with aliens and humans alike, providing in the end a scrapbook full of truly amazing memories. Boston is at the top of his game in North Left Of Earth." – G. O. Clark, author of Strange Vegetables
"North Left of Earth proves once again that Bruce Boston is our great living master of speculative poetry. Poems like his '...People' series and 'Future Texts' show with what perfect pitch he manages to blend the sometimes very different melodies of science fiction and poetry. Phenomenal work – and very enjoyable reads, too." – Howard V. Hendrix, author of Spears of God
Bruce Boston (born 1943) is an American speculative fiction writer and poet who was born in Chicago and grew up in Southern California.
Bruce Boston has won the Rhysling Award for speculative poetry a record seven times: for Best Long Poem in 1989 and 1999, and for Best Short Poem in 1985, 1988, 1994, 1996, and 2001, and the Asimov's Readers' Award for poetry a record six times: 1990, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2005 and 2008. He has also received a Pushcart Prize for fiction, 1976, the Bram Stoker Award for his poetry collections Pitchblende, 2003, Shades Fantastic, 2006, and The Nightmare Collection, 2008, and the first Grandmaster Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, 1999. His collaborative poem with Robert Frazier, "Return to the Mutant Rain Forest," received first place in the 2006 Locus Online Poetry Poll for Best All-Time Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror Poem.