Sneyd, Steve

Tagged: Author | Editor | Fan | Critic

(1941-    ) UK poet, Poetry critic, bibliographer, publisher and editor who (having an American mother) gained a transatlantic perspective from growing up in both the UK and US. His many collections include several volumes of sf poetry, beginning with Bad News from the Stars (coll 1989) [see Checklist for further titles]. Through his Small Press, Hilltop Press, he has published books of verse by more than twenty other sf poets, notably Lilith Lorraine with Ape into Pleiades (coll 1988) and Time Grows Thin (coll 2009). His idiosyncratic handwritten Fanzine Data Dump (November 1991-current, 4pp A5 format, initially Orbiting a Data Dump) began as a draft Bibliography of UK sf and fanzine verse but has developed into a monthly Newszine covering all aspects of sf and fantasy poetry worldwide. Sneyd is a significant figure in sf poetry. In 2015 he was honoured by the Science Fiction Poetry Association as a grand master (see Rhysling Award). [DRL]

see also: Back Brain Recluse; Fantasy Commentator.

Stephen Henry Sneyd

born Maidenhead, Berkshire: 20 March 1941


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