Clarabelle Miray Fields

mythical specfic/specpo


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Clarabelle Miray Fields is a speculative writer from Boulder, Colorado, who spends her days writing code and her nights imagining alternative realities where dragons are real and alien ships sparkle among faraway stars. She usually finds herself writing on the edges of reality, somewhere between the lines of fantasy, scifi, and slipstream.

Often drawing motifs and themes from ancient myth, she is especially interested in centering women’s voices and experiences in her work. Her feminist revisionist myth poem “Penelope, the truth,” earned her a Rhysling nomination, and two of her scifi poems—“Docking on Phobos” and “Fireflies in Retrograde”, both exploring the challenges faced by a young mother raising children on an alien planet—received awards in the SFPA’s 2021 Speculative Poetry Contest.

She currently serves as editor for Carmina Magazine, which aims to offer a creative space for mythology in the modern day. When she isn't working, she enjoys drinking coffee, being active outdoors, and reading. Her favorite authors are Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, Alan Moore, Philip K. Dick, and Cormac McCarthy, among others.