Author Archive

“Held Close…” is a finalist in BCS Readers poll

My queer Birdverse novelette “Held Close in Syllables of Light” is a finalist in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies readers’ poll. It is a story which is close to my heart and very important to me. The winning story will be included in The Best of BCS: Year Four. If you feel so inclined, go vote

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Sociolinguistics panel follow-up (Readercon)

Our “Sociolinguistics and SFF” panel at Readercon went very well; the room was full, and some people had to stand. The panelists Anil Menon, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Sabrina Vourvoulias, and John Chu all had excellent things to say. We got great comments from the audience. Of course there wasn’t enough time, but overall I think

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Two short announcements

My flash length surrealist story, “Theories of Pain,” is up on Daily Science Fiction website today. My prose poem “The Rotten Leaf Cantata” will appear in Strange Horizons later this year.

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My Readercon schedule

Hurray! I have a Readercon schedule. In fact, it feels like I am on All the Panels… Those are some awesome panels! If you can only make one, please come to the Socioling panel. It will be fabulous, and it is a useful thing for writers. I would also be happy if you came to

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Interfictions, and Emerald Spires preview

My unclassifiable piece “Bone Shadows” is up at the new Interfictions Online under Poetry. Many thanks to Sofia Samatar for giving this thing a home! Also, Bogi Takács has posted the lineup and cover for the first Emerald Spires anthology, which includes a reprint of my trans* poem “Plucked from the Horo.” I am so

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And … short story sale!

My short magic realist story “Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona” will appear in Strange Horizons. HURRAY! This story is about multilingualism, language study, and language loss. Strange Horizons sent me a rewrite request on it, but I found it difficult to return to the story, until finally, after my Strange Horizons interview,

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Short story sale

“Theories of Pain,” a flash story about a man who experienced pain as fruit, will appear in Daily Science Fiction. Yay!

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Interview at Strange Horizons, and a translation

An interview with me appeared today at Strange Horizons. It is entitled Noticing Language, and it is about language, linguistics, my novel, poetry, emerging poets, and various other things. A few comments I wanted to add to the interview: Rose Lemberg lived in Ukraine, subarctic Russia, and Israel before relocating to Berkeley for her Ph.D.

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Essay reprint, and poetry nominations

My essay  “Feminist SF/F: on Feminist Characters” was selected to be included in Speculative Fiction 2012: The Year’s Best Online Reviews & Commentary. I have not sent it to them, so this was a surprise. My long mythic poem “Between the Mountain and the Moon” is a Rhysling Award nominee. Finally, “Between the Mountain and the Moon” won

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New Poetry, Readercon, Nebula

The Winter Goblin Fruit is up, with glorious illustrations, beautiful work by Mat Joiner, Shweta Narayan, Alicia Cole, Ada Hoffmann, Sally Rosen Kindred, and others! I have two poems in this issue, both fragments from the Crow Epic – “The Journeymaker, Climbing” and “The Journeymaker to Keddar.”  The latter is a love poem (of sorts),

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