By Donny Winter
Kaiju Galaxy since its creation has been a site based on promoting art and literature in the Kaiju Fandom. Over the course of the years it has compiled considerable amounts of fan fiction and fan art—and now it has opened its doors to the art of poetry.Poetry is often a form of expression that is either feared, or often misinterpreted by many people. Never before has it really been evident in the Kaiju Fandom, until now that is. In its simplest form, it is a piece of art in a picture of words.Kuroneko-Sama, an avid fan fiction writer and poet on Kaiju Galaxy recently had her poem “Dance of the Moonlight Megami”, a poem about the kaiju Mothra, reviewed and published on the school’s website. If you would like to read her poem you can find it on the Kaiju Galaxy website:
I briefly interviewed Kuroneko-sama regarding her publication, and here is what she had to say:
Donny – Could you describe what it was like writing this poem, and what inspired you to write it?
Kuroneko – Dance of the Moonlight Megami was actually just an idea that came to me one evening, and took form really, really fast. It was a lot of fun, and I loved writing it. Mothra’s a wonderful daikaiju to write about – she’s beautiful and very inspirational.
Donny – How does it feel to have a poem published? And did you have any initial doubts about said publication?
Kuroneko – It’s really exciting to see one of my poems published online. I did have some doubts initially, but seeing it being accepted and put out there for others to see was really worth it.
Donny – Are you planning on submitting any more poems to this literary paper?
Kuroneko – Most definitely.
Donny – When you initially wrote this poem, did you ever imagine that it would go beyond Kaiju Galaxy?
Kuroneko – I never really thought that it would go beyond the forums, but when the opportunity arose for students to submit imagery-driven poems, I couldn’t pass it up.
Donny – Any final comments?
Kuroneko – Thank you to everyone and enjoy the poetry.
Donny – Thank you and congratulations!