I have a new website as of late 2012. The Nine Winds, at terrymcgarry.com, has updated links, current b(ibl)iographical info, exclusive fiction, an active blog, and all kinds of new content, with most of the content here gradually making its way over there as well.

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Imprinting coverMy chapbook collection Imprinting is available now from Anamnesis Press. (You can also get it from Amazon, although I can no longer keep track of the special-surcharge situation.) There's a nice review at SF Site, and Steve Sawicki gave it a lovely review in Scavenger's, which I'll include below soon. There are twenty poems in the chapbook, most originally published in various magazines (Asimov's, Aboriginal, Star*Line, 2AM, The Mage), some previously unpublished. Several were award winners or runners-up. The theme is the generations, and how we're imprinted by our forebears; the subject matter ranges from interstellar exploration and first contact to the contemporary and personal. There are a couple of humor pieces, a couple of horror pieces, a couple of confessional pieces.

Here are three of the sfnal ones----->



Do Not Disturb


With great sadness, I learned right before Christmas that the poet and editor Keith Allen Daniels had died, of cancer, at the age of 45. He was a charming, delightful man, and a great supporter of genre poetry, through his publishing efforts, his own wonderful writing, and his enthusiasm. He will be deeply missed.

I have a new poem, "Silicon Amnesia," in The Magazine of Speculative Poetry. Written with memories of the Claddagh Quay in Galway in mind . . . and the theories of Hans Moravec.

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Some nice words:
"As McGarry's piece shows, traditional sf scenarios are frequently met in poetry."
--Mark R. Kelly in Locus, regarding "Do Not Disturb."
"And a large wave of fresh poets promises all the right stuff for the 1990s--people like Denise Dumars, Michael R. Collings, W. Gregory Stewart, David Kopaska-Merkel, t. (not T.) Winter-Damon, Ann K. Schwader, Roger Dutcher, Wendy Rathbone, Tom Wiloch, Terry McGarry, Sandra Lindow, Tony Daniel and Wayne Allen Sallee."
--Robert Frazier in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls (St. Martin's Press).
"Her poetry collected here has a cosmic voice. Most of [the poems] give me the feeling that she's peering forward and out, seeking inspiration from whatever well it is that spawns speculation."
--S. Kay Elmore, SF Site review of Imprinting.

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