We are delighted to bring you only our second volume of poetry, Multiverse by Jan Siegel and guests.
Pat Cadigan, Helen Lederer, Clare Potts and Julian Bell all feature in this delightful collection that tours literature and SFF with original poems and a few homages.
Jan was on First Dates celebrity in October which is well worth a watch, but we at Fox Spirit are first and foremost fans of her writing. You can find Jan in our own Mouse and Minotaur and of course she is the author of the Devil’s Apprentice and Prospero’s Children among other titles. It is a real pleasure to be publishing her poetry collection.
The cover illustration is by John Howe while the design and layout are by Vincent Holland-Keen.
You can read Upon a Dark and Stormy Night in it’s entirety here, but for now I leave you with the opening lines to The Barman
‘Once upon a midnight dreary – when I fancied a daiquiri
After some launch far from cheery in a neighbourhood bookstore,
To the Groucho then I staggered with a visage pale and haggard
And I thrust aside each laggard
Lagging round the open door,
’Twas a fool and not a blackguard came between me and the door,
Just a fool I am quite sure.’