"Five Flavors" was inspired by the Sabaidee Thai Grille in Sacramento. If you get a chance, you should stop by. This poem is also featured in DEMONSTRA, from Innsmouth Free Press.
The Rhysling Awards are put to a final vote by the membership of the SFPA selection from all nominated works, presented in the Rhysling Anthology. The winning works are regularly reprinted in the Nebula Awards Anthology from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc., and are considered in the SF/F/H/Spec. field to be the equivalent in poetry of the awards given for "prose" work— achievement awards given to poets by the writing peers of their own field of literature.