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I'm Darja* Malcolm-Clarke--a blackbird baked in a pie, speculative fiction writer and poet, professional editor, scholarly type (a Ph.D. candidate in English; studied post-WWII speculative literature and critical theory), chrysalis to moths, and (with luck) future bog body.

(* The j is pronounced like an IPA ʒ--that is, like the s in vision and the j in déjà vu.)

Fiction and Poetry
◊ Forthcoming: "A Fairy Tale Life" in The Dark, #5, August 2014
“The Haunting of Delphi” (poem), Strange Horizons (mp3).
“Eight of Swords" (novelette), The Colored Lens #5
"A Song, a Prayer, an Empty Space", Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine, Issue 3, Autumn 2008.
◊ "Shade's Globe (Umberia medianus)", A Field Guide of Surreal Botany, Two Cranes Press.
"His One True Bride", Fantasy Magazine, June 16, 2008
◊ "Pearl in Shadow" in Ideomancer, June 2008
"The Beacon," Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue #11, August 2007. (Honorable Mention in Year's Best Science Fiction; Million Writers Award Notable Story of 2007)
◊ "Charon of Birds" (poem) in Mythic Delirium 15, November 2006.
◊ "On a Martian Riverbank, Before the Freeze" (poem), Dreams and Nightmares 75, November 2006.
"The Sending" at Cabinet des Fées, Issue 3, May 2006.
◊ "The Sibyl of Tamarish" in the anthology
TEL: Stories, ed. Jay Lake, 2005.
◊ "Of Cog and Feather" at Three-Lobed Burning Eye, September 2005.

Selected Articles/Reviews
◊ “Tracking Phantoms” in The New Weird, Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, eds.
◊ “Subversive Metropolis: The Grotesque Body in the Phantasmic Urban Landscape,” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 17, Issue 2.
Review of Paraspheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction, eds. Morrison and Keegan, Strange Horizons

It is not difference that immobilizes us, but silence.
--Audre Lorde

I ate the mythology and dreamt.
--Usef Komunyakaa

Mother, you are the one mouth
I would be a tongue to. Mother of otherness
Eat me.
--Sylvia Plath

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
--Edgar Allan Poe

If we don't attend to how gendered identities are formed and transformed and how they are deployed politically, we simply do not have a language of sufficient explanatory power at our command with which to understand the institutionalization of power in our society and the secret sources of our resistances to change.
--Stuart Hall

They slept until the black raven
the blithe hearted
proclaimed the joy of heaven