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December 2014

Star*Line Pushcart Prize Nominations

We have nominated the following poems published in Star*Line during 2014 for the Pushcart Prize. —F.J. Bergmann, Star*Line editor

“High Road,” David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Star*Line 37.1
“Pauli Neutrino Telescope, Antarctica, July 14, 2033,” David Barber, Star*Line 37.2
“The Last Etymologist,” Jocko Benoit, Star*Line 37.2
“Ferment,” Jane Røken, Star*Line 37.2
“Let Everything Be Taken as Given,” Daniel Priest, Star*Line 37.3
“Tiny Studies (Particle 14),” Kathleen Balma, Star*Line 37.3

October 2014

We have a new SFPA Secretary! P. Andrew Miller is an eclectic writer. He is the author of the lyric comic The Legacy of the Turquoise Knight, the prose chapbook Bodies in Water, and a short story collection In Love, In Water and Other Stories. His poetry has appeared in Eye to the Telescope, Dissections, Drawn to Marvel, Archeopteryx, Sugared Water, and many others. He is currently coordinator of creative writing at Northern Kentucky University.

July 2014

F.J. Bergmann’s “What Not to Say to an Alien” from Eye To The Telescope 8 was a finalist in 2013 Best of the Net.

April 2014

Steve Eng: 1940–2014
Biographer, scholar, and genre poet Steve Eng passed away on April 2 due to complications associated with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a progressively debilitating dementia. Steve’s poems appeared widely in the genre small press in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. In 1979 his “Storybooks and Treasure Maps” won the Rhysling Award in the Long Poem Category. Gothic Press published his genre poetry collection Yellow Rider and Other Fantasy Poems in 1999, and a thirty-year retrospective collection, The Defrauding of the Worms, was published by his wife Anne in 2007. Both can be found at Amazon. A free sampling of his poems is available online at poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=10156
Among Steve’s other books are extensive biographies of Jimmy Buffet and country singer Porter Wagoner. In addition to his wife Anne, Steve is survived by four children. He will indeed be missed.

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