Read “Salt” by Megan Staffel.
Read “Shooting Kinesha” by Daisy Fried.
Read “Charon Reconsiders” by Heidy Steidlmayer.
Read “On Worms, and Being Lucky” by U. A. Fanthorpe.
Read “All the Way Live” by Terrance Hayes.
The 2009 Rhysling Awards are now open to nominations from SFPA members. My eligible poems (all for the short poem category) this year are:
- “Werepenguin.” Strange Horizons, 10 March 2008.
- “Venusian Girls Are Better.” Coyote Wild. January 2008 Vol 2 Issue 1.
- “The Aviary.” Chizine, Issue #35 (January – March 2008).
I’m fond of these poems, and I hope people will check them out who missed them the first time, but honestly I don’t think any of them are award-worthy. I would suggest people instead consider these two poems which both really struck me this year: