Poetry

Collected Poems

The House of Forever: Selected Poems

A collection of 21 time-bending poems by Samantha Henderson, nine never before published — poems which fold, collapse, and conflate time, so that now becomes then, and then becomes now. From “Cabazon,” where the prehistoric past meets the lonely present, to “After the Crash,” which invokes the Brontë sisters in deep space, each poem is a tapestry of life sewn with the unraveling threads of time. (buy the book)
 

Poems

“Quince”

“Vesta Variations: Two Poems” (with Kendall Evans)

“Reverse Burn” (with Kendall Evans)

“The Gabriel Hound”

“Berry Cobbler”

  • The Moment of Change anthology, edited by Rose Lemberg (Buy this anthology)
  • Helix, 2007

“God of the Sixth Street Viaduct”

“The Necklace”

“Final Flight of the Sagittarius Rising”

  • Weird Tales, Spring 2010

“In The Astronaut Asylum” (with Kendall Evans)

“Hawk and Hearth” (with Kendall Evans)

  • Dreams and Nightmares, September 2008

“Rhyme Uttered By a Slightly Malicious Fairy Found Sitting Under a Magical Bush”

  • Goblin Fruit, Fall 2008

“Spell”

  • Goblin Fruit, Fall 2008
  • Reprinted in The 2009 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2008 (Buy this anthology)
  • 2009 Rhysling Awards: Runner-up, Short Form

“The Seasons’ Dying”

  • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2008 (Read it online)
  • Reprinted in The 2009 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2008 (Buy this anthology)

“Hungry: Some Ghost Stories”

  • Lone Star Stories, April 2008
  • Podcast on StarShipSofa November 2008 (Listen to the podcast)
  • Reprinted in The 2009 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2008  (Buy this anthology)
  • 2009 Rhysling Awards: Runner-up, Long Form

“Nemesis

“Three Poems by Magicians’ Apprentices”

  • The Shantytown Anomaly, December 2007

“Your First Time”

  • Not One of Us, April, 2007

“Speculative”

  • Aoife’s Kiss, December 2007

“King’s Man”

“The Winterbright Queen”

“Sleepers”

  • Dreams and Nightmares 75

“Miracle of the Gulls”

  • Dreams and Nightmares 74

“Cinderella’s Funeral”

  • The Lorelei Signal, January-March 2007
  • StarShipSofa November 2008 (Listen to the podcast)
  • Reprinted in A Time To…Volume 2

“Heat”

“The She-Wolf’s Reply”

  • The Sword Review, October 2006

“The Magician Explains”

  • Goblin Fruit, October 2006

“Sleepers”

  • Dreams and Nightmares, September 2006
  • Reprinted in The 2007 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2006 (Buy this anthology)
  • 2007 Rhysling Awards: 3rd Place, Long Form Category

“Hero”

  • Ideomancer, September 2006

“Prey”

  • Aoife’s Kiss, September 2006

“The Neanderthal’s Triolet”

  • The Shantytown Anomaly, August 2006

“After the Crash”

  • The Sword Review, June 2006

“Ugly Fish”

  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue 24

“Hepatocelluar Carcinoma, Stage 4”

  • Chizine, July 2006″
  • Reprinted in GUD, Spring 2008

“First Festival,”

  • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2006
  • Reprinted in The 2007 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2006  (Buy this anthology)

“Triptych: Three Views of the Capture of the City of Bisanthe”

  • Lone Star Stories, June/July 2006 (Read it online)
  • Reprinted in The 2007 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2006  (Buy this anthology)

“Veritas was a Maid in the House of Forever”

  • Anemone Sidecar, February, 2006

“Tinker”

  • Abyss & Apex, 1st Quarter 2006
  • Reprinted in The 2007 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2006  (Buy this anthology)

“The Word for Sorrow”

  • The Shantytown Anomaly, Issue #2, February 2006

“haiku for a woman warrior”

  • The Shantytown Anomaly, Issue #2, February 2006

“Every 30 Years on Cygnus 5”

“Unexpected”

“Her Opals”

“Cabazon”

  • Strange Horizons, August 7 2005
  • Reprinted in The 2006 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005 (Buy this anthology)
  • StarShipSofa, November 2008 (Listen to the podcast)

“A Martian Villanelle”

  • Contemporary Rhyme, Summer 2005

“Two Tanka for a Post-Apocalyptic Librarian”

  • Aoife’s Kiss, June 2005

“Reptile Brain”

  • Lone Star Stories, June/July 2005 (Read it online)
  • Reprinted in The 2006 Rhysling Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005

“Dreaming: One Week”

  • The Harrow, May 2005

“The Passion”

  • Neverary, April 2005

“The Ivory Lady”

“Five Stars Fell”

  • Abyss & Apex, December 2004

“Grandma Came from Eldrich”

  • Neverary, October 2004

“Abduction”

  • Weird Tales, Spring 2000
  • Reprinted in Lone Star Stories, August, 2004 (Read it online)

“On Writing in the Rain with Red Ink”

  • Up Against the Wall, Mother, September 1983