It’s her poetic tour de force. Nobody ever wrote poetry like this. Nobody else writes it now. Ms Relf not only takes the view from beyond the left field fence, she does it from a stadium in another galaxy. From “A Poet on Board” to “Why there are no poets on board” and “And so we set sail to Alpha Centauri,” Ms Relf is at once poignant, amusing, acerbic, witty, charming, gauche, and sexy. In the universe of science fiction and fantasy poetry, she is nonpareil.