Saturday, April 7, 2018

2018 National Poetry Month!

It's National Poetry Month so here are some Lao American poems for the first week examining the Laotian diaspora. What can Lao poetry look like? How will poets examine Laos in the future? Hopefully these selections will began to expand our conversation on the possible and the ideal. Thank you for sharing these with your friends and colleagues who've been working on issues such as refugees, immigration, the arts, and more.

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3rd declared International Speculative Poetry Day

After a conversation with the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association November 3rd was selected as the inaugural day to mark International Speculative Poetry Day. The day also coincides with the 60th anniversary of Laika's mission into orbit. The SFPA has over 300 members around the world and their mission is to create a space for readers and writers of poetry to exchange ideas influenced by science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other imaginative genres. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2018.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 Elgin Award Winners Announced for Book of the Year!

The Elgin Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Book of the Year were announced by the SFPA this month. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Full Length Category 
 First: Field Guide to the End of the World • Jeannine Hall Gailey (Moon City Press, 2016)

Second (tie): A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora • Jenna Le (Anchor & Plume, 2016) Second (tie): Small Spirits: Dark Dolls • Marge Simon (Midnight Town Media, 2016)

Third: Dead Starships • Wendy Rathbone (Eye Scry Publications, 2016)

Chapbook Category 
First Place: Leviathan • Neil Aitken (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2016)

Second Place: Radio Heart, or; How Robots Fall Out of Love • Margaret Rhee (Finishing Line Press, 2016)

Third Place: Apocalypse • John C. Mannone (Alban Lake, 2015)

Poet Josh Brown was the chair. For further information  be sure to visit