Speculative Poets at Collage:

Science Fiction and Fantasy fan? Poetry fan? Why not try both together? You will get to do so when members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association  (SFPA) read their work and discuss the topic at Collage: a Place for Art and Culture. You’ll also learn how to join the SFPA and how to find markets for your own poetry in the genres by writers who have published in numerous journals both print and online. Come join us on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 PM. Collage is located at the south end of the Harbor Freeway, at 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro, CA, 90731. http://collageartculture.org


Cajuns in Space cover

New Chapbook!:
Cajuns in Space includes science-fiction, fantasy and horror poems, with a bit of New Orleans flavor. $5; Free shipping through December 13!


Baba Yaga's Delivery Service


Baba Yaga's delivery service! Can't wait for the mail? Denise will deliver her books, and merch from her sister website DyanaAset.com, to the following cities in L.A. County. If your city is not listed, please contact here.

Free delivery to these cities:

El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Walteria, Westchester.


Denise Dumars photoThroughout her prolific writing career Denise Dumars has written and published poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews in journals such as Terra Incognita, Cinefantastique, and Talebones. She is a columnist for Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and a peer reviewer for Coreopsis: A Journal of Myth and Theater. She has also published two collections of short stories; two non-fiction books, including The Dark Archetype (with Lori Nyx), and numerous chapbooks of poetry, the most recent of which is Letting in the Dark (Yellow Bat Press). Denise teaches a variety of English courses in Southern California colleges.

Photo-Literary Tourism:
A Confederacy of Dunces photo tour of New Orleans!
Paris Gothique: A Gothic Travel Guide to the City of Love”

Denise’s poem "Mars Must Remember" has been nominated for the 2019 SFPA Rhysling Award.
Zoetic Press has nominated Denise’s poem, “The Mexican Pet,” which was published in NonBinary Review, for Best of the Net. It’s the first time she’s been nominated for this award.
Denise won First Place in the Horror Writers Association Pumpkin Recipe Contest.
Denise Dumars was interviewed on Sunday Night Babylon on July 9th:
Paranormal/Romance was nominated for the 2014 Science Fiction Poetry Association Elgin Book Award.
Denise Dumars serves on the advisory board of Coreopsis: Journal of Myth and Theatre.
Denise’s published books.

See the Los Angeles Harbor College and Long Beach City College pages for current syllabi.
Academic publications:
Coreopsis article: “Theatre of the Dark Fae: Vampirism in European Faery Lore” coreopsis.org/ojs/index.php/Coreopsis/article/view/4/6
California English article: “The Cure for the Common Core: A Confederacy of Dunces” in the March 2011 print issue of California English. Website: cateweb.org/california_english
Other publications:
“Stealth SF” A regular column in Star*Line, the official journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, sfpoetry.com/starline.html
Tales of the Talisman, Volume 8, Issue 4 · $7.00 (plus shipping) “Automatic Heart” and “The Single Link”
Lore, Vol. 2, #2 (November 2012) · $10.9
TWELVE INCREDIBLE NEW TALES! Featuring “Nzambe” by Denise Dumars.
Mythic Delirium 24 cover“Folding Money” A Rhysling-nominated poem in Mythic Delirium 24: mythicdelirium.com. “Folding Money” was nominated for the 2012 SFPA Rhysling Award. Read it here.
Previous appearances:
Loscon 46
Denise will be on the panel Horror and Pop Culture Poetry
10 am, Saturday November 30
LAX Airport Marriott
Los Angeles, CA

World Fantasy Convention 2019, Oct. 31–Nov. 3
Marriott LAX

Saturday, October 19, 2019
2424 N. Grand Avenue, Suite K, Santa Ana, CA 92705
* CASKETERIA horror poets to perform at 7:30 PM *
- Gothic Open Mic may also be available! –
Store: (714) 569-0100

CASKETERIA - Gothic Poetry and Parody –
April 13, 2019

Loscon 45
Los Angeles, California

CASKETERIA - Gothic Poetry and Parody –
October 6 & 20

Gamex/Strategicon, May 25–28
Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Loscon 44
Los Angeles, CA.

Wednesday, August 30
Denise was guest speaker at the Orange County Science Fiction Club
at Marie Callenders, 1821 N. Grand, Santa Ana, CA.

2017 Stokercon!
Thursday, April 27, King’s View Room: Folk Horror: Greening the Genre
Discussion of pagan themes in horror, exploring how the old creates the new in horror fiction.

Friday, April 28, Wedding Chapel: Poetry Reading:
Denise Dumars and Linda Addison

Tuesday, April 25
Science Fiction for Everyone: a Multicultural Discussion
Featuring Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Bryan Thao Worra, Michael Paul Martinez, Gregg Castro, and Stephanie Denise Brown. Moderated by Denise Dumars. Los Angeles Harbor College

Sunday, March 5
Rev. Dee’s Apothecary & Game Emporium sets up shop at Goddess Temple again! Goddess Temple of Orange County, 17905 Sky Park Circle A, Irvine, CA.

Introduction to New Orleans Magic Workshop with Rev. DEE
The Goddess Temple of Orange County
17905 Sky Park Circle, Suite A, Irvine, CA. 714-392-0558

Want this course taught at your venue? Contact Denise: eerieaerie@hotmail.com

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Who was that minion in the purple t-shirt serving beer and wine in the green room? Denise Dumars! That’s who!

Poetry readings at Read on Till Morning
Crafted, 112 E. 22nd St., San Pedro, Ca. (310) 977-0948. Call for open hours. Denise has read here several times and her books Be Blessed and Paranormal Romance: Poems Romancing the Paranormal are available here.

Long Beach City College Faculty reading, April, 2015
Attendees got a copy of the Dismal Oaks Winery poetry broadsheet by s.c. virtes and Denise Dumars. E-mail eerieaerie@hotmail.com for a free copy!

Harbor College Poetry Readings, April, 2015
Sacred Grounds, 468 W 6th St San Pedro, CA 90731.310-514-0800. Denise read new poetry and poems from her latest book.

Voices Of the Sacred Feminine with Karen Tate: Blog Talk Radio
Listen to Karen’s new show every month. Rev. Dee was interviewed! Shows can be heard via I-Tunes. Diane Paxson—author of nearly three dozen books, discusses her newest book, The Way of the Oracle Denise Dumars—author, scholar, professor, Denise discusses the occult movements of the 19th century and the women who made them rock in “Steampunk Mage: Eminent Victorian Occultists


Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Gaslight Gathering Steampunk and Victoriana Convention
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Los Angeles Black Book Expo
Omnilore Annual Meeting
Pagan Pride Day

Read On

Southern California Writers’ Conference