Selena Chambers

I imbibe words and consume past minds. As a result, I often awake next to strange sentences and forgotten meanings. I am the Bas Bleu Zombie.

I’ve been remiss in updating when a new Alphanumeric goes live. You may recall, there was some free content from the Non-Binary Review Issue #12: Words of Edgar Allan Poe promised, and this is where it is at! Alphanumeric is the sister-site/brother companion to Issue #12, and I think it gives a great sample of …

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I haven’t had many reasons to leave the house, lately. Too many deadlines and not enough time. However, when it comes to these two events, I wouldn’t miss them for all the pennies per word in the world. On Thursday, March 9th, starting at 7 pm at the Phyllis Straus Gallery in Tallahassee, FL, I …

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Send me your Poe! I have the distinct pleasure of being guest editor for Zoetic Press’s Non-Binary Review, #12: The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, and I want YOU to send me your Poe-influenced work. I have worked with Poe’s material closely now for about ten years, so it has been a real pleasure …

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August 30 marks two major events in Romantic literature. Today is the day Mary Godwin Shelley was born in 1797, which lead to an infection in her mother’s womb. Thus the world lost its pioneering feminist and adventuress, Mary Wollstonecraft, ten days later. This wabi-sabi truth of creation would haunt Mary and the pages of her most famous …

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I am getting back into book reviewing, starting with Adrian Van Young’s debut weird historical novel Shadows in Summerland (ChiZine) for Strange Horizons.. It’s an intimate look at the Spiritualism movement and the Spiritualist photographer William H. Mumler. I really enjoyed it, and found within it something of a mini-manifesto for how we go about …

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Welp, so it’s May, huh? I haven’t posted much here, other than maybe to don a mustache for a bit of fun tribute. So, that can mean one thing, and one thing only:  MASSIVE UPDATES! Ah, but updates on what? For the most part, existence at the Bas Bleu Zombie headquarters has been like this: …

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Today is Numbers of the bEast, a lovely blog-o-sphere tribute honoring/roasting/ultimately celebrating the King in Yellow himself, Joesph S. Pulver, Sr. Joe is one of my favorite writers, editors, and people all around. A bridge between the symbolist, beat, and weird movements, Joe wields words on the page like Jackson Pollock and I can’t think …

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