Jim Sallis's fiction and poetry is incredibly allusive. One text in particular, the poem 'An Interesting Signal/A Very Dull Movie' by Jim's close friend and occasional short story collaborator David Lunde, has been referenced in three of the Griffin novels (Fly, 36; Moth, 169; and Cricket, 88), as well as the poem For Blaise Cendrars. Dave has kindly granted us permission to post his poem on the site, for which we are extremely grateful.
David Lunde teaches at the State University College of New York at Fredonia. He won the Academy of American Poets Prize in 1967, and the Rhysling Award for Best Science Fiction Poem of the Year in 1992 and 1995. Five of his poems have been nominated for the Nebula Award.
Dave's books include Sludge Gulper 1 (The Basilisk Press, 1971), Calibrations (Allegany Mountain Press, 1981), Blues for Port City (Mayapple Press, 1995), Heart Transplants & Other Misappropriations (Edwin Mellen Press, 1996), and the very recently published Nightfishing in Great Sky River (Anamnesis Press, 1999). Dave's early publications included two limited edition chapbooks from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, Ironic Holidays and Les Papillons.
Also available on the James Sallis Web Pages is a December 1999 poem by Jim dedicated to Dave Lunde: For David.
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