SciFaiKu — Bio Printing


Wendy Van Camp
Lit Up
Published in
2 min readMay 28, 2019


photo by geralt on Pixbaby

Once in the realm of science fiction, 3D printing has taken on new meaning in the medical industry. One day, creating new organs to heal people might be only a digital recipe away. These poems center around the exciting possibilities of this technology.

mechanical actuators network
printed cradle supports my form
dawn on hypergravity world

Printed Bones
ceramic bonds to chemicals
implant dissolves as bone grows
scaffold heals astronaut

Heart Valve
dual-syringe prints hope
alginate, muscle, interstitial cells
valve motivates morning blood

Synthetic Skin
planetary war burns
soldier wounded in darkness
printer replaces layers

Wendy Van Camp is the Poet Laureate for 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: “Starlight Scifaiku Review”, “Quantum Visions”, “The 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. Find her:



Wendy Van Camp
Lit Up

I love to read books, sketch, and drink coffee. I'm an author and the Anaheim Poet Laureate. #speculativepoetry #sciencefiction #memoir #poetry #scifaiku