Jane Yolen

“Magic lies between things. . .”
Charles de Lint

There it is, that small caesura
between lives, deaths.
That moment between breaths.
That spark arcing, two
electrodes, making light.
Night into day, day into night.
That month’s turning,
spring into fall,
that quick-fire momentum, all
the magic in the world
we refuse to see.
Flash of understanding: you, me.

It’s all there in the between.



Jane Yolen’s 370th published book is about to come out. She sends out poems to journals on a regular basis and has quite a few in sf/fantasy magazines as well. She is a Grand Master of SFPA (Science Fiction/Fantasy Poets of America), as well as a Grandmaster of SFWA and World Fantasy Assn. She has won the Nebula two times, Mythopoeic Award three times, and been nominated (but never won) for the Hugo several times. Six colleges & universities have given her honorary doctorates for her body of work.