Wednesday, February 28, 2007

2007 Rhysling Awards Nomination


On February 21, I received notification that my poem, Fallen, has been nominated for the 2007 Rhysling Awards in the long poem category. This is my second nomination (the first one was in '03).

For those who may not be familiar with the Rhyslings, they are an annual award given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (www.sfpoetry.com) for the best speculative poetry published in the prior year. The award is named after the famed bard from Robert A. Heinlein's short story, "The Green Hills of Earth." Each year the nominees are published in the Rhysling anthology and then the membership votes for 'the best of the best.' This year the SFPA is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Poets appearing in past anthologies include: Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman, Isaac Asimov, Diane Ackerman, Alan P. Lightman, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Peter Redgrove, Gene Wolfe, and Thomas Disch. The winning poets also appear in the Nebula awards anthology as well.

Naturally, I'm doing my happy dance! Yay poetry!

2 Comments:

Blogger singsangsung said...

I love hearing about your poems out there flying in the world, getting read and honored. And I love your blog - especially today that last line - the day is long so do get your art on! love, one of your dusas.

3/26/2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger obsidian said...

Hello Ms. Thomas! I have never heard of you and am glad I do research on Google. Please keep me updated of your readings ect. Are you ever in the Hudson Valley NY area.
Best wishes for lots of love light and inspiration. I will look for your work!
Philip Jones
Sullivan County NY

4/24/2007 12:42 PM  

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