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Monday, February 01, 2010


I'm not sure how all this works, but I'm glad that one of my 2009 poems is nominated for a Rhysling Award and will be in the Rhsyling anthology. Poets appearing in past anthologies include: Isaac Asimov, MargaretAtwood, Diane Ackerman, Alan P. Lightman, Ray Bradbury, Ursula LeGuin, Bruce Boston, Peter Redgrove, Jane Yolen, Robert Frazier, GeneWolfe, Joe Haldeman, Thomas Disch, Catherynne M. Valente, Roald Hoffmann, John M. Ford, Michael Bishop, Lucius Shepard, Jeff VanderMeer, Mike Allen, David Kopaska-Merkel, and Amal El-Mohtar. And the poem is here.


  1. Well deserved Marly. I am glad that lately the world has been kind and paid notice to the terrific poems you've been writing.

  2. How it works is members of of the Science Fiction Poetry Association get to nominate two speculative poems published in 2009 - one short and one long (short is less than 50 lines, long is more than). And that is an incredible poem.

  3. Hi Paula--

    Thanks! I need to go to the site and take some time and read and educate myself... I'm glad you liked that one. I keep writing dryad self-oortraits, and I published a long Psyche sequence last year. Somehow I have had a lot of myth on the brain lately.


    You are a kind soul yourself! Keep writing...

    And jarvenpa--

    Thank you to the bookseller-poet-purveyor-of-blankets-to-the-homeless.

  4. Wow, you're in great company! Congratulations, dear Marly---the cover art is beautiful and that poem is one of my absolute favorites of yours. So glad I got to hear it read aloud on qartsilluni. (Did I spell that right?)
    Three cheers for Marly!

  5. Wow! You're up there with the stars in the heavens Marly. Well, all of us who know and love you know that's where you belong. Good company my friend. And a well deserved nomination. I shall enjoy watching you twinkle from afar.

  6. Laura,

    Think that's last year's, but we can hope this year's is as nice... Well, I've never even seen one of those (my ignorance goes on for miles), so I shall be curious to see one.


    Thanks for the epic simile! I'll try and live up to it.

    Brr, just back from squiring N all around Winter Carnival. I refuse to go sledding with him, though...

  7. Congratulations Marly. Well deserved!

  8. Ex-NCCAT-seminar-student Donna? Did you quit blogging your art, if so?



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