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    The Nightcrawlers: Voyage to Ghenesis (Speculative Poetry) - Beta Reader Request

    TITLE - The Nightcrawlers: Voyage to Ghenesis

    GENRE - Narrative Poetry (Speculative, mostly Free Verse)

    WORD COUNT - 2500~ (29 pages, 23 poems total)

    BLURB - The Nightcrawlers embark on a lyrical voyage through the universe, across several planets, and into the heart of the stars.

    AUDIENCE DESCRIPTION - fans of lyric poetry, outer space, and surreal/imaginative/spiritual journeys

    EXPECTATIONS - feedback on coherence, quality of individual poems, general flow of the entire series (including appropriateness of quotes and section breaks), ability of reader to follow the story (is it too subtle? Not subtle enough?), and any glaring flaws or small nits

    TIMESCALE - up to 3 months, but it should not take more than a couple weeks to read

    AVAILABLE FORMATS - Google Drive document, Word document, pdf file, mailed hard copy

    OTHER INFORMATION - As it is a poetry series, the poems are meant to be read in order even when they don’t hold to a strict narrative the way that fiction would. I use the umbrella term “speculative” because it is technically fantasy but uses sci-fi tropes (being set in space, for example). Stylistically there are similarities to T. S. Eliot and Antonio Machado; some inspirations include the novel A Voyage to Arcturus (David Lindsay) and the band A Hill to Die Upon.

    Last edited by ArrowInTheBowOfTheLord; July 17th, 2019 at 07:45 AM.
    In my mouth, if there be sweetness,
    It has come from my Creator;
    If my hands are filled with beauty,
    All the beauty comes from God.
    ~ from The Kalevala (paraphrased)

    Whom have I in heaven but You?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides You.

    ~ Psalm 73:25

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.

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