Monday, December 10, 2007

New Releases

We have two new releases out now from Spec House:

Greg Beatty - Phrases of the Moon

Phrases of the Moon is an intricate poetic journey of a Lunar Colonist's visit to Earth. Through his eyes, we see the Earth and the Moon in a new light, told in exquisite and powerful language. New poems, along with poems previously published in the genre's top publications. Includes the 2005 Rhysling Award winning poem, "No Ruined Lunar City."

Get It Now - $6

Kendall Evans - Star Birth
Postcard/Broadside featuring Kendall Evans' "Star Birth", which appears in his chapbook Poetry Red-Shifted In The Eyes Of A Dragon. Beautifully laminated and fully mailable, limited to 185 copies.

Get It Now - $1

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Kendall Evans Review

A stellar review of Kendall Evans' Poetry Red-Shifted In The Eyes Of A Dragon has appeared in the new issue of Star*Line (Issue 30.4 July/August 2007). Kendall also has a poem in this issue as well so be sure to pick up a copy. SFPA/Star*Line Website

Friday, August 17, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bits And Pieces Review

Whispers of Wickedness has just posted a review of Greg Schwartz's chapbook Bits And Pieces. Check it out HERE.

Black Petals #41 will also be spotlighting Schwartz's book, so pick up a copy of this great zine if you can.

A Welcoming

I want to officially announce the addition of two new authors to the Spec House family, Greg Beatty and Charles Gramlich. Both Beatty and Gramlich have been on the spec poetry scene a while, and both are prolific and decorated writers.

The first release by Greg Beatty will be Phrases of the Moon, a chapbook exploring how a poet from the moon would look at life on earth. This collection includes the Rhysling Award winning poem, "No Ruined Lunar City".

Charles Gramlich will make his Spec House debut with Wanting the Mouth of a Lover, an outstanding chapbook of experimental haiku. Any scifaiku fan will want to get a copy of this one.

Both books will be out in the next few months if the release schedule holds.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Spec House Broadsides #1 & #2

Out Now from Spec House of Poetry

BabelCon 2007

I attended BabelCon in Baton Rouge this weekend and was a part of a Genre poetry workshop with fellow poets Charles Gramlich and Robin Mayhall. The three of us are a part of a promotional brochure called Aurore Australe (Southern Lights), which has poetry from each of us. This brochure is available in the Spec House Store and is only $0.01 (in other words free, the penny is just to get the store front to recognize the product). Pick up a copy or two, they look incredible.

Chapbook Trades

Any authors or publishers that wish to trade their releases for Spec House titles please e-mail us at

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Readercon 2007

For anyone who will be in the Boston, MA area the first weekend of July, I will be attending Readercon 18. I will be reading poetry at the Rhysling Slan on Saturday and attending the Rhysling Awards ceremony that night. I will be working the Science Fiction Poetry Association table in the Dealer's Room sometime on Saturday. Come on by and say hi. I will have with me all the current Spec House releases, including the new issue of The Shantytown Anomaly (#5) and the new chapbook from Greg Schwartz, Bits And Pieces.

Friday, May 18, 2007

The Shantytown Anomaly #5 OUT NOW!!!!!

The new issue of The Shantytown Anomaly is out now and available in the SPEC HOUSE STORE and at the Genre Mall. This is our 1st ever COLLABORATION ISSUE. Here's the table of contents...

"Recursion" - Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel
"Lost Worlds" - Jane McKie, Andrew C. Ferguson & Andrew J. Wilson
"Heirloom" - Karen A. Romanko, Marge Simon, Jennifer Crow, Wendy Rathbone, Scott H. Urban, Chris Ambrose, Deborah P. Kolodji, Jacie Ragan, & David C. Kopaska-Merkel
"Radioactive By-Product Buried Near An Earthquake Zone" - Pugnacious Jones & Kevin L. Donihe
"Princess P, In A Spin" - Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel
"SF Contessa" - Kendall Evans & Scott E. Green
"The Quest" - Amy Nawrocki & Eric D. Lehman
"The View From Here" - Andrea Gradidge, oino sakai, Mary MArgaret Serpento, Teri Santitoro, Deborah P. Kolodji, Charles Lucien, & Lucinda Borkenthagen

"The Barrens In Virgo" - Deborah P. Kolodji & Ann K. Schwader
"Out Spacewalking Today" - ushi & oino sakai

"Editor's Note" - J. Bruce Fuller
"Introduction To Renku" - Deborah P. Kolodji

Illustrations by
Cathy Buburuz

Monday, April 16, 2007

Evans Update

Kendall Evans' "Poetry Red-Shifted in the Eyes of a Dragon" is now available for sale at the Genre Mall and The SFPA Authors Bookstore.
SFPA Authors Bookstore
The Genre Mall

The book has gotten a lot of praise so far, and the first batch of review copies have been sent out, so you'll hear about the critic's reactions here, when they start coming in.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Kendall Evans "Poetry Red-Shifted In The Eyes Of A Dragon" OUT 3-30-07

Kendall Evans' debut chapbook "Poetry Red Shifted In The Eyes Of A Dragon" will be officially released on Friday, March 30th, 2007. There is also an ultra-limited Deluxe Edition that will be released at the same time as the regular edition. This deluxe version is limited to 25 signed and hand-numbered copies on sage green cardstock with matching envelopes. The Deluxe Edition will also have additional and exclusive cover art by Cathy Buburuz.

Both editions will retail for $5.00 and will be up for sale in the Spec House store on the release date.

Here are some things people have been saying about this incredible work:

"Kendall Evans is one of speculative poetry's most audacious experimenters."
--Mike Allen, Editor of Mythic Delirium, and former SFPA President

"Evans speaks the language of the fantastic, from astral imagery to myth, and beyond.
From the subtle “Binary” _(‘entangle your spirits flesh with mine/ in spider-veined nebulae/ of deepest space and time’_), to the resounding “Beatrice, Cockatrice”, (_‘Beatrice, your cold eyes stone me’_), Evans makes his poems sing. Long or short, he crafts each poem skillfully, often with a touch of magic. Superbly recommended."

--Marge Simon, author of Like Birds in the Rain, and editor of Star*Line

Monday, March 5, 2007

New In Spec House Distro - 3-5-07

Spec House Broadsides #1

OUT NOW - $0.01 ppd

Features highlights from the first four issues of The Shantytown Anomaly, including poems by Kendall Evans, Greg Beatty, Deborah P. Kolodji, Charles Gramlich, J.D. Nelson, Wil Hale, David Salisbury, Guy Belleranti, & Berrien C. Henderson.


Succubus Lover Muse - by Thomas Zimmerman
OUT NOW - $4.00 ppd


Reconstructed Demon Dreams - by Thomas Zimmerman
OUT NOW - $4.00 ppd


Music The Damned Can Dance To - by Thomas Zimmerman
OUT NOW - $4.00 ppd


Dreams And Nightmares #76 - Edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
OUT NOW - $5.00 ppd

We have also added subscriptions for Dreams And Nightmares as well.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Kendall Evans Chapbooks out in March

Kendall Evan's debut chapbook, "Poetry Red-Shifted In The Eyes Of A Dragon" will be released in March by Spec House of Poetry. There will be a Deluxe Edition (SPEC-06) of this book, signed and hand-numbered limited to 25 copies, on sage green cardstock with matching envelopes, plus extra artwork by artist Cathy Buburuz. Extremely Limited! These will sell out quick, so keep an eye out for a sale date.

The regular edition (SPEC-07) will be released at the same time. Both releases have an introduction by Deborah P. Kolodji, and amazing artwork by artist Cathy Buburuz.

More releases are on the way from Greg Schwartz, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and more...

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Mailing List

I'm trying to get a mailing list started for those interested in Spec House news and release announcements. If you want to be added to the list just shoot an e-mail to us at . Put "Mailing List" in the subject line...

I'll be announcing our next release very soon. I can tell you that the next chapbook is by an incredible writer, who is long overdue, and it will be a great book. I can also promise an extremely limited deluxe edition of this one, hand numbered and signed. They will go fast so get on the mailing list and find out first!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

New In Spec House Distro


The Ruined City - by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
OUT NOW - $6.00 ppd

Monday, February 5, 2007

New in Spec House Distro

Dragon Lust - Edited by Deborah P. Kolodji

OUT NOW - $0.39 ppd


What Is Scifaiku? - Edited by Deborah P. Kolodji
OUT NOW - $0.39 ppd

Both of these are informational broadsides put out by The Science Fiction Poetry Association. They are free, you just pay the cost of a stamp to send them out.

We have also added subscriptions for The Shantytown Anomaly as well.


Welcome to the new Spec House of Poetry site. This is a temporary site-- we will be moving to our .com address as soon as the site is finished.

Spec House Distro is online and open for business!