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Sappho Issue 4 1944

Sappho is a horror and science fiction poetry fanzine by Bill Watson and George Ebey.

Sappho was published in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. in the 1940s. It was a 8 1/2 by 11" mimeographed fanzine with an airbrushed colour cover. Four issues were released, with issue #2 appearing in August 1943 and issue #4 in 1944. Sappho was distributed through Vanguard Amateur Press Association. Six issues were released; a seventh issue was put together but never published.

Contributors included Shirley Chapper, Roderick Christian, Olivia Freeman, James Russell Gray, Arthur Kennedy, Fywert Kings, Jacques Malraux, Marilyn Marshall, Sandra Michel, and Graph Waldeyer.

Issue #4 included The Odes of Horace, Book III Ode IX translated by H.P. Lovecraft, and given to the fanzine by Robert Barlow (Leaves) and F. Towner Laney (The Acolyte).

In 1944, George Ebey also published his own book of science fiction and fantasy poetry, called "Star Stung". Bill Watson also published the fanzine Diablerie.