The Migration Of Darkness: Selected Science Fiction Poems, 1975-2020

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Assembly Line Studio, Apr 29, 2020 - Poetry - 134 pages
The Internationally acclaimed Payack has published over 2,000 poems, stories, prose poems, photos and articles including multiple appearances in The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Cornell Review, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Creative Computing and the Boston Globe. Payack is one of a handful of authors who has published in Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for six decades, dating back to 1978. Peter is also one of the rare authors who as not only placed poems in the leading science fiction magazines but also in such luminary publications as The Paris Review, The New York Times, The Cornell Review and Creative Computing. All the poems in this collection have been previously published in these luminous publications The Migration of Darkness, won the 1980 Rhysling Award, signifying The Best Poem in Science Fiction Poetry, and was recently has been acclaimed The #1 poem that unites art and science (Quirk Press). Omni Magazine has named it as #2 of the top Science Fiction poems of all time. The London Based, TES, (Times Educational Supplement) uses the poem as Chapter 15, in it's "What is Science Fiction?" web based course. The Prestigious MasterClass included TMOD as one of four examples in its "Guide to Writing Speculative Poetry" Peter Payack is the First Poet Populist of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quotes about Payack's poems: "To read Payack is to embark upon a philosophical wild ride designed to shake loose all your assumptions and to open your eyes to new ways of seeing the world."-The Boston Phoenix "Payack's intellectual curiosity has led him over the years to learn and read about ancient philosophy and modern science- knowledge he incorporates into his work today and make the Payack version of the Universe." -The Harvard Crimson"Payack's genuine concern for the place of humankind in the cosmos is intermixed with much high wit"- Mike Benedikt (Poetry Editor of the Paris Review)"Peter Payack is an ingenious bard with a seemingly endless supply of ideas."-The Christian Science Monitor

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Award winning science fiction poet Peter Payack's New and selected poems from 1975-2020. The Internationally acclaimed Payack has published over 2,000 poems, stories, prose poems, photos and articles including multiple appearances in The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Cornell Review, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and Creative Computing. Payack is one of a handful of authors who has published in Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for six decades, dating back to 1978. Peter is also one of the rare authors who as not only placed poems in the leading science fiction magazines but also in such luminary publications as The Paris Review, The New York Times, The Cornell Review and Creative Computing. The Migration of Darkness, won the 1980 Rhysling Award, signifying The Best Poem in Science Fiction, and was recently acclaimed The #1 poem that unites art and science (Quirk Press). Omni Magazine has named it as #2 of the top Science Fiction poems of all time. The London Based, TES, (Times Educational Supplement) uses the poem as Chapter 15, in it's "What is Science Fiction?" web based course. The Prestigious MasterClass included TMOD as one of four examples in its "Guide to Writing Speculative Poetry" Peter Payack is the First Poet Populist of Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a Sky Artist Peter is long renowned for putting poetry in public spaces and has done so as a commissioned artist at M.I.T's International Sky Art Conference (Delphi, Greece), The Harvard 350th Anniversary celebration, the New York Avant Garde Festival and Boston's First Night. His first foray into making poetry public was his innovation Phone-a-Poem, The Cambridge/Boston Poetry Hotline, (1976-2001.) This Achievement has now been archived at Harvard's Lamont Library's Woodberry Poetry Room, and have been digitalized to hear such poets as Allen Ginsberg, Jane Kenyon and James Tate. He collaborated with Roland Pease over the years on this project. Payack is the inventor of The Stonehenge Watch?, exhibited in museums worldwide. Payack has coached wrestling at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School for the past 25 years and run 23 marathons.

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