Chapbook of eight poems portraying the life of a medieval alchemist by SFPA Grandmaster Poet Bruce Boston. First published by Ocean View Books, 1985. The author’s second speculative poetry collection. Includes reprints from Asimov’s S F Magazine, Star*Line, and the legendary speculative poetry magazine Velocities.Bruce Boston lives in Ocala, Florida, once known as the City of Trees, with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon, and the ghosts of two cats. He is the author of fifty books and chapbooks. His poetry and fiction have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimovs SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Years Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Nebula Awards Showcase. One of the leading genre poets for more than a quarter century, Boston has won the Bram Stoker Award for Poetry, the Asimovs Readers Award, and the Rhysling Award, each a record number of times. He is the author of the dystopian SF novel The Guardener’s Tale (available as an ebook) and Stained Glass Rain (forthcoming as an ebook), and has received a Pushcart Prize for Fiction.