Meet David C. Kopaska-Merkel

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David C. Kopaska-Merkel has been writing SF and fantasy since the 70s. He edited Star*line [journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Ass’n (SFPA)] in the late ‘90s, and later served as SFPA President. Many of his poems have received Rhysling nominations, and he won the Rhysling award for best long poem in 2006 for “The Tin Men,” a collaboration with Kendall Evans. He was voted SFPA Grand Master in 2017. His poetry has been published in scores of venues, including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, and Night Cry. His 29th book, a speculative-poetry collection entitled Metastable Systems, has been nominated for the Elgin award of the SFPA. Kopaska-Merkel edits and publishes Dreams and Nightmares, a genre poetry zine that features a daily poem in its 31st year of publication. @DavidKM on Twitter. He lives in a centuried farmhouse that has been engulfed, but not digested, by a city.

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Entanglement – A collection of mind bending poems by David C. Kopaska-Merkle and Kendall Evans.

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Cover of Metastable Systems by David Kopaska-Merkel

 Metastable Systems – science, and twisted science poetry from master poet, David C. Kopaska-merkel

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Footprints in Stone cover Footprints in Stone
The Egg Show cover
The Egg Show, speakeasy press, 2005, ISBN 0-9762962-0-9 (poetry) ($40, entirely handmade including the paper)
Nursery Rhyme Cover
Nursery Rhyme Noir, Sam’s Dot publishing, 978-09821068-3-9 (fiction), 2008, 2nd printing.
Brushfires cover Brushfires, Sam’s Dot publishing, poetry, 2010
The Tin Men cover The Tin Men (with Kendall Evans), Sam’s Dot, poetry, 2011
The Edible Zoo cover The Edible Zoo, Sam’s Dot, children’s poetry, 2012
Luminous Worlds Cover Luminous Worlds, Dark Regions Press, 2013, ISBN 978-1-937128-92-0 (poetry). Also available on
SETI His Paydirt cover
SETI Hits Paydirt, Popcorn Press, 2014, (poetry)
God and Monsters cover Gods and Monsters (flash fiction), Popcorn Press, 2015