Line of Advance Announces Winners of 2020 Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Awards

Thank you to Line of Advance for selecting my poem for the 2020 Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Awards

New poem just published in Abridged

Check out my latest experiment in language, a poem called “Chaos Theory: The Butterfly Wing Set” recently published in the online poetry/art journal Abridged, out of Northern Ireland. You can find the poem here: https://www.abridged.zone/echoes-3-chaos-theory-the-butterfly-wings-set/

2020 Rhysling Award Winners

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, of which I am a member, has just announced the winners of the 42nd annual Rhysling Awards for best speculative poems of the year. The winners were selected in two categories, Long Form and ShortForm Poems, which were nominated by the members of the organization. From 67 publications.Continue reading “2020 Rhysling Award Winners”

Poetry reading at Troy Kitchen, 9/8/19

Check it out: I’m one of fifteen people who recently took part in the New York State Writers Institute Community Writers Workshop and will complete the poetry course with a public reading at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, at Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress St. The event is free and open to the public, andContinue reading “Poetry reading at Troy Kitchen, 9/8/19”

Vesta, 2002-2019

We rescued Vesta when she was 7 years old in 2009. She never liked having her photograph taken (she often ducked her head or walked away when a camera came out), so this is a rare portrait of her sitting calmly. We named her Vesta, the Roman goddess of hearth, home and family, for sheContinue reading “Vesta, 2002-2019”

Thank you, SFPA, for the Rhysling nomination!

My poem “Instructions for Astronauts” has been nominated for a Rhysling Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA)! The poem was originally published in the Mithila Review along with a video produced by Salik Shah that includes my voice reading the poem. The Rhysling nomination means the poem will be published again, thisContinue reading “Thank you, SFPA, for the Rhysling nomination!”