speculative poetry by Bryant O'Hara
Publication in 2021
The Ghettobirds presents thirty works of speculative poetry that celebrate the ability of humanity to adapt to, surpass, and possibly transcend its environment and its origins.
Sprinkled throughout this Afrofuturist collection are a series of recurring characters called the Ghettobirds, cybernetic beings created out of a technological singularity event that occurs in a slum. These beings exist to help humanity change itself so that, in time, it will have the capacity to leave its home world.
Author Bryant O’Hara works with a love of both the natural and the artificial world, and uses rhythm and cadence to compress thought into images of just how strange our experiences can become as we learn to shape—and be shaped by—both worlds.
About the Author
Bryant O'Hara is a poet based in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His poetry has previously been published in Eyedrum Periodically and recognized in the 2012 and 2013 Science Fiction Poetry Association Poetry Contest, Long Form category.
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