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You can’t make the rent and there’s no more booze.

My poem “Hamiltons” is a contestant in the 10-10-10 Poetry Contest. Each poem had to be ten lines of ten words each somehow relating to the theme of “ten.” Some of the other poems are pretty sweet too. The winner is decided according to how many positive comments it gets. If you like my poem, please say so in their comments!

Also, I made another movie: The Queen of England Talks About Pigeons.

Poems eligible for Rhysling nominations

The nominees for each year’s Rhysling Awards are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of the two categories: “Best Long Poem” (50+ lines) and “Best Short Poem” (0-49 lines). All nominated works must have been published during the calendar year for which the present awards are being given.

Here are my Rhysling-eligible poems (all short):

  • Thirteen Scifaiku for Blackbirds.” Strange Horizons. 12 October 2009.
  • “The Butterfly Factory” and “Charon’s Midlife Crisis.” 42 Magazine, print magazine, Summer 2009.
  • “matter and anti-matter.” Scifaikuest. February 2009 online edition.
  • “afternoon heat.” Scifaikuest. February 2009 print edition.

Personally I think “Thirteen Scifaiku for Blackbirds” is the best of these. I’ll be happy to email complete texts of any of the above on request to SFPA members at joannemerriam at gmail dot com.