Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Five Flavors" nominated for a Rhysling Award

My poem, "Five Flavors," which first appeared in Expanded Horizons in December, 2013, has been nominated for a Rhysling Award (Long form). I want to express my deep thanks to those who nominated me for consideration.

 "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.

As a little background about the awards: Nominees for each year's Rhysling Awards are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of two categories: “Best Long Poem” and “Best Short Poem”. All nominated works must have been published during the preceding calendar year of the awards year.

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.

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