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The Role of Lightning in Evolution

My next book of poetry will be published by Chizine Publications.

Please see the image on the left. Cover art by Erik Mohr.

This collection of speculative poetry will be coming out later in 2016.
Aurora Trophy

My 2016 Aurora Award Eligible Poems

Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

Portrait - DOC - PDF

The other poems that are nominated are:

  • Origami Crane / Light Defying Spaceship” by Naru Dames Sundar, Liminality, Issue 5 Autumn
  • Typhon & Echidna: A Love Story” by Sandra Kasturi, Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary
  • Venice Letting Go” by Sandra Kasturi, Postscripts to Darkness 6

From the Aurora Awards Web site:

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Aurora Awards for best works and activities done by Canadians in 2015.  The first eight categories are for professional works.  Voting for this year’s awards will begin on June 15th.  CSFFA (Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association) members have until Midnight, EDT on July 23rd to cast their ballots.  The voter’s package will be available later in April.  Membership is open to all Canadians and Landed Immigrants.

The awards will be given out at Canvention 36, hosted by When Words Collide in Calgary, Alberta on the weekend of August 12-14th. 

Full details about CSFFA, the awards and voting can be found at
 www.prixaurorawards.ca.


A link to a poem by Lin-Manuel Miranda. As part of his acceptance speech, he read a sonnet: Love is Love at the Tony Awards.


Award /
Nomination History

2007 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards -
Poetry Category
Second Place:
Copyright Notice 2525 - DOC | PDF

2008 Aurora Award -
Best Short Form Work in English
Finalist:
Falling - DOC | PDF

2013 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
First Place:
A sea monster tells his story DOC | PDF

2014 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Second Place:
A City of Buried Rivers - DOC | PDF

2014 Dwarf Stars Competition -
Best Short Poem
Third Place:
A conversation between a time traveler
          and his apprentice
- DOC | PDF


2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Tied for Second Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC | PDF

2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
The Machine - DOC - PDF

2015 Elgin Award -
Chapbook Category
Third Place:
If the World Were to Stop Spinning

2015 Rhysling Award
-
Long Poem
Third Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC - PDF

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Finalists for 2016 awards:

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF






Author Photo
Author Photo.
 
 The Role of Lightning in Evolution  
 Crouching Yak cover  
If the world were to stop spinning COVER

for SFPA members: Vote for this chapbook

Monster Cover
 
   EFOOS_Cover2_lo_res.jpg  
     

 

David Clink - golf photoA Verdant Green - Cover

 

 

 

Links to Canadian Journals

Postage Rates - PDF | DOC updated to August 03, 2014

Postage Weights  - PDF | .DOC

Events

 About Me

 Eating Fruit Out of Season

 Monster

A Verdant Green

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu

Rowers Pub Reading Series

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