Ex-Spec Po Presents 3 Pieces by Jennifer MacBain-Stephens
Poetic Statement: These are three found poems from Mira Grant’s sci fi series based on parasites! The book I used was Symbiont. I discovered that creating found poems from this subject matter lend itself very well to writing about tyrants! This particular sci fi series was also very horror based - which holds a soft spot in my heart as well. It’s always gross when things worm their way into other things and are not supposed to be there.
Bio: Jennifer MacBain-Stephens lives in the Midwest and is the author of four full length poetry collections: "Your Best Asset is a White Lace Dress," (Yellow Chair Press, 2016) "The Messenger is Already Dead," (Stalking Horse Press, 2017,) “We’re Going to Need a Higher Fence,” tied for first place in the 2017 Lit Fest Book Competition, and “The Vitamix and the Murder of Crows,” is recently out from Apocalypse Party. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. She is also the author of ten chapbooks. Recent work can be seen at or is forthcoming from The Pinch, Black Lawrence Press, Quiddity, Prelude, Cleaver, Yalobusha Review, decomp, and Inter/rupture. Visit: http://jennifermacbainstephens.wordpress.com/
Image cropped from the cover of Symbiont by Mira Grant.