Welcome to Episode 128 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode, we talk about speculative fiction poetry with authors Nancy Hightower and Bryan Thao Worra as we consider 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. This was a really fascinating discussion on a topic we’ve been wanting to talk about for a while, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did. If you like what you hear, don’t forget to check out our next episode, the first in a duology on China Mieville‘s The City and the City, guest-starring Tor.com‘s Justin Landon. Thanks for supporting us here and via our Patreon page, and thanks as always for listening to and spreading the word about the show!