Star*Line Pushcart Prize Nominations
We have nominated the following poems published in Star*Line during 2013 for the Pushcart Prize. —F.J. Bergmann, Star*Line editor
“The Captain Speaks” • Leslie J. Anderson, Star*Line 36.1
“Don’t Think There’s Nothing to Fear,” Kurt McPhearson, Star*Line 36.2
“Interpose: A Love Poem” • Scott T. Hutchison, Star*Line 36.2
“After Oz” • C. W. Johnson, Star*Line 36.2
“Intergalactic UPS” • Jeffrey Johannes, Star*Line 36.3
“Beowulf at Breakfast,” Christine Howey, Star*Line 36.4 (mp3 2.6MB audio)
Halloween Reading posted
Zen of Space 2013 Poetry Contest
James S. Dorr won the Grand Prize, and many SFPA members are among the winners!
Halloween Reading Open for Submissions
SFPA members: submit one audio file of yourself reading a poem suitable for Halloween, including a short blurb with any or all of the following: intro, where/when first published if a reprint, website or blog link, and a recent anthology or book with a link to purchase. Participation is unpaid. SFPA acquires one-time audio rights only. (NB: for Rhysling Award nominations, posting on the SFPA Halloween page counts as publication.)
Any graphics, spooky photos, etc. are also welcome. Submit to Liz Bennefeld at sfpoetry (at) quietspaces(dot)net by September 30 if possible. Poems will be posted in the order in which they are received. The plan is to have this year's page live by October 6, with additions until about a week before the holiday.
Bruce Boston’s retrospective collection, DARK ROADS: SELECTED LONG POEMS 1971-2012 (Dark Renaissance Press, 2013), has received the Gothic Readers Choice Award, and a five-star review. gothicreadersbookclub.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html
Congratulations to N. E. Taylor for winning the Haiku North America 2013 haiku contest! There were 1500 entries in the contest, judged by Garry Gay. haikunorthamerica.com/hna-haiku-contest-results.html
The International Cosmopoetry Challenge: cosmopoetry.ro/challengegam2013/1.html
Clevelanders in the Eye's Body
Geoffrey Landis writes about Cleveland, OH, poets in SFPA publications: clevelandpoetics.blogspot.com/2013/07/clevelanders-in-eyes-body.html
Haikus to Mars written by SFPA members. Click on links to see the poems, then vote for your favorite!
Bram Stoker award for Superior Achievement in Poetry was won by Marge Simon for VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES & WANTON SOULS (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2012)
Star*Line in review
Balticon Poetry Award
1st Place: "The Music of the Stars" Bruce Boston Ocala, FL
2nd Place: "Drenched in Light" Kadie Bennis Woodbridge, VA
3rd Place: "Lottery Revisited" Marge Simon Ocala, FL
Bram Stoker Award Final Ballot 2012
SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN POETRY
Addison, Linda, and Stephen M. Wilson - Dark Duet (NECON eBooks)
Boston, Bruce, and Gary William Crawford - Notes from the Shadow City (Dark Regions Press)
Collings, Michael - A Verse to Horrors (Amazon Digital Services)
Simon, Marge - Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)
Turzillo, Mary A. - Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions)
SFPA member is Lang lecturer
JANE YOLEN, on 1 November, was the first woman to deliver the Andrew Lang Lecture since its founding at the University of St Andrews in 1927. J.R.R. Tolkien's 'On Fairy Stories' was the 1939 Lang lecture.
Stoker Award Superior Achievement in Poetry, preliminary ballot
- Addison, Linda, and Stephen M. Wilson • Dark Duet (NECON eBooks)
- Boston, Bruce, and Gary William Crawford • Notes from the Shadow City (Dark Regions Press)
- Collings, Michael • A Verse to Horrors (Amazon Digital Services)
- Dietrich, Bryan D. • The Monstrance (Needfire Poetry)
- Ong Muslim, Kristine • Grim Series (Popcorn Press)
- Simon, Marge, and Sandy DeLuca • Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)
- Turzillo, Mary A. • Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions)
The active membership of the Horror Writers Association vote on the nominees.
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