The Flying Saucer Poetry Review, Winter 2023 (issue #2)

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18 | Poetry by Wendy Van Camp, Poet Laureate of Anaheim & Pushcart Prize Nominee

Editor’s Note: “Signs of Novel Technology,” a UFOku sequence, was first published in the debut issue of The Flying Saucer Poetry Review, Fall 2021.

Signs of Novel Technology

seen through ocean fog
mysterious orbs of light
buzzing battleships

fighter jets scramble
chase saucers across the sky
nothing to see here

discs flit overhead
nuclear power draws interest
all hands on the deck

sailors point at Pleiades
for disc under hazy moon
ET please go home

Wendy Van Camp

Wendy Van Camp is the Poet Laureate of the City of Anaheim, California. Her work is influenced by cutting edge technology, astronomy, and daydreams. A graduate of the Ad Astra Speculative Fiction Workshop, Wendy has won Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Contest, is a twice nominated finalist for the Elgin Award, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Dwarf Stars Award. Her poems have appeared in: The Starlight SciFaiku ReviewQuantum VisionsThe Junction, and Far Horizons. She is the poet and illustrator of The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection and editor of the annual Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry by Dimensionfold Publishing.

Editor’s Note: Recently, Wendy and the other twelve members of the Poets Thirteen were nominated for the Pushcart Prize by this publishing house for their renku, “Quantum Entanglement,” which appeared in the debut issue of The Lotus Tree Literary Review.