After 8 months, it's embarrassing to say, I've finally produced another Poetry Planet. This is the 10th one. You may (or may not) be wondering what happened to No. 9. Well, way back with the Time Travel episodes, I did something ridiculous and numbered that split episode Nos. 5a and 5b. And then went on with No. 6 etc. However, there have, in fact, been 10 episodes, so I'm going to remedy that now!
This 10th edition of Poetry Planet is dedicated to the recently announced winners and placers of both the new Elgin Award and the Dwarf Stars Award in Science Fiction Poetry awarded by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
You'll find it on StarShipSofa.com in episode No. 303 at about the 01:17.0 marker. As usual, you can listen to it on the site itself, or download it on iTunes or your usual podcatcher.
You'll hear a poem from each of the best chapbook length collections (Elgin Award):
- 3. Come Late to the Love of Birds, Sandra Kasturi,
- 2. The House of Forever, Samantha Henderson and
- 1. (Winner) Out of the Black Forest, F. J. Bergmann
And a poem from each of the full-length collections (Elgin Award)
- 3. The Edible Zoo, David C. Kopaska-Merkel,
- 2. Notes from the Shadow City, Bruce Boston and Gary William Crawford and
- 1. (Winner) Lovers & Killers, Mary Turzillo
The top 3 Dwarf Stars Award poems
3. "Sarcophagus", (inkscrawl 3) N.E. Taylor,
2. "The Hidden", from Lovers & Killers, Mary Turzillo and
1. (Winner) "Basho after Cinderella (iii)", (Rattle 38), Deborah P. Kolodji
Please follow the links to their websites and/or books and check them out!
I had the pleasure of reviewing each of the collections, which placed in the Elgin Award on Amazing Stories. If you would like to check out those reviews please go to my author page.
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