Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Poem nominated for Rhysling Award

Here's some good news that I am quite excited about:

My poem "Faerystruck Down"* has been nominated for the annual Rhysling Award in the category of "Best Short Poem of 2013." This is a great honor for me, and regardless of the outcome, I am very grateful for having my work recognized at this level. Good luck to all the nominees!
I don't have many details yet, but what I do know is that all nominated works will be compiled into an anthology called The Rhysling Anthology, after which members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) will cast their votes for the final winners.
I'll post again when the anthology is released and made available for purchase.

*First published in Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 9, Issue 1


She goes about pressing plants beneath her step
eyes to the sky pondering her faith in flowers
a cornerstone of heaven
which for her, nowadays
must be outdoors or nowhere at all

There is a hand and heart
silent like embers across the old sea
threaded through twilight and alight
till morning, a glorious time
when dreams are mirthful
and nectarine-light kicks away city shadows

Once, he could touch the long hills of her restless body
and see a soul shimmering beneath his fingertips

(From the book Wilderness & Love)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Let Us Go There (old notebook poem)

Can you accept, my love,
regression to older ways,
more passionate days? 

To fall into a swoon of love
and lose the world through the haze? 

To a time when romance was a pink hue,
searching for souls on earth's winds? 

To a place where heroes forgot time and distance
to reach their maiden? 

Let us go there, my love:
Please, take my hand, it longs to bring you,
and follow my heart, it longs to show you.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Poem of the Month at Long Story Short

One of my old love poems, "The Existence of You," has been chosen as Poem of the Month at Long Story Short. It can be read via the link below.