This week, Locus Online has posted an article of mine regarding the significant and groundbreaking work Asian Americans are accomplishing in speculative poetry. You can see the article at: http://www.locusmag.com/Roundtable/2012/05/asian-american-sf-poetry.
I really wanted to bring a focus to the work that Southeast Asian American writers are doing. From the Hmong to the Vietnamese and Lao, there's some new myths, new experiences and perspectives being brought forward. I think they're worth keeping an eye on.
But we also took a look at several books that might not normally be considered speculative poetry such as Barbara Jane Reyes' Diwata or Lee Ann Roripaugh's Year of the Snake. But I hope readers will engage with the subject and weigh for themselves what they expect of speculative poetry and how diverse voices are broadening and strengthening the forms.