2018 Rhysling Awards eligibility

I had two poems published in 2017 that are eligible for the 2018 Rhysling Awards, which are awards for speculative poetry. These awards must be nominated by a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (I’m a member, but people can’t nominated their own poems).

Eligible in long-poem category:

Eligible in short-poem category:

Thanks for checking them out!

 

 

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2017 in Review in Publishing

Thank you goes out to all the readers out there who’ve read my stuff, and to the editors and publisher who put my poetry and fiction out there for the world to read. Continue reading “2017 in Review in Publishing”

The week ahead, according to predictive text

Just how predictive is predictive text?

To find out I began a sentence in my iPhone’s Notes app with the word “On” followed by the day of the week and the phrase “the world.” For the rest of the sentence I selected one of the three words suggested by the predictive algorithm to find out what’s in store for all of us.

Here is what I discovered:

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New poem: ‘Firefly’ in L’Éphémère Review

Thank you L’Éphémère Review for publishing my poem!

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Read the rest of the poem here: http://www.ephemerereview.com/michael-janairo

 

 

Mike Jarboe, in memoriam; or, snapshots of a newspaperman

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Mike Jarboe at the Times Union in 2010.

I am still in disbelief that Mike Jarboe is gone. I am so glad to have read so many stories about him and tributes to him, and that his family knows how many people he has touched and how deeply. Everyone who’s ever met Mike Jarboe has a Mike Jarboe story. Here are some of the things that come to my mind.

We worked together on the Times Union news copy desk for about six years. One of the best things for me about those years were the “slot/rim” meetings I had with him.

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