The second issue of Dark Matter: A Journal Of Speculative Writing is now available for download!
Dark Matter refers to the unknown particles suggested by the Standard Model to explain observations of gravity which cannot be accounted for by observable matter and energy. It could also be considered a reference to the thoughts and ideas that ferment inside a human brain before they emerge through spoken or written words. The title was chosen to reflect the emphasis of the unknown in both scientific inquiry and creative writing. Modern science provides new opportunities for natural metaphor to search for and create meaning in all areas of human thought and endeavor. Dark Matter will use cosmological, evolutionary, quantum mechanical and traditional natural metaphor to elicit literary thought and infuse modern ideas into poetry and prose.
Dark Matter is a blog for speculative literature.
Produced by the Natural Science Creative Writing Club at the University of Houston, Dark Matter is published twice yearly. The Winter 2012 issue, available now, includes my newest poem, Time Gets Weak. Download this issue for free from the Dark Matter website to read it now!