This month, an interview with the awesome Nancy Hightower and Bryan Thao Worra went live at Speculate SF On the podcast, they had a lively discussion on "the unique appeal of poetry, how so much of speculative fiction poetry touches on the dark, grotesque and macabre, and what’s changed (and is still changing) in the field..." Bryan Thao Worra touched on many of the issues particularly from a science fiction perspective, including connections between the work of writers like H.P. Lovecraft and the Lao diaspora.
Nancy Hightower is an author and poet, as well as an art critic and fiction reviewer who currently writes for The Washington Post. Her debut epic fantasy novel, Elementarí Rising, was published in September 2013 with Pink Narcissus Press and received a starred review from Library Journal. She has co-authored, along with Carrie Ann Baade, the Cute and Creepy exhibition catalogue, an art book of contemporary macabre and surrealist works. You can visit her online at: http://www.nancyhightower.com/