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Rose Lemberg is a queer immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Rose's work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose is a Nebula Award nominee for their Birdverse novelette, "Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds." For a quick taste of Rose's writing, try the Sampler. You can support their work on Patreon.

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Hugo and Nebula deadlines

The deadline to vote in the Nebulas and to nominate work for the Hugo is March 31st – just around the corner. My Birdverse story “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” is on the Nebula ballot this year. It is Hugo eligible in the novelette category. I hope you will give this story a try. To everyone who has considered, discussed,

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Lightspeed Magazine review of Marginalia

Amal El-Mohtar reviews my debut poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird, at Lightspeed Magazine’s March review column titled “Language, Roads, Intersection”: Rose Lemberg’s first collection is a beautifully curated jewel of a book full of colour, longing, and heat. Divided into three sections—Finding Voice, Changing Shape, and Making Journeys—and containing nine poems original to the

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One Trans Response to “Cloth…”

I recently blogged my notes on trans themes in my Nebula-nominated “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” Shortly after that, Corey Alexander/Xan West posted an essay titled “One Trans Response to “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”. It is a powerful, hard-hitting entry. I am very honored to have this perspective and this reaction to my work. I hope you

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Two Bits of Poetry News

1. Publishers Weeekly (!!!!) reviews my debut poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird: In their debut collection, Lemberg summons elements of speculative fiction to capture a world in which everything is in motion, yet remains guided by language […] A book this dense with poems about passing between states—migrants in transit between countries, spirits negotiating between the

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New reactions to Birdverse

I’m excited to have quite a few new and newish Birdverse pieces out, and the reactions have been amazing. Here are some recent ones: Kate Elliott talks about “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds”: In the Birdverse universe, relationships and language and magic intertwine so tightly they can’t be fully pulled apart because none of them exist

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First reviews of Marginalia to Stone Bird

My poetry collection, MARGINALIA TO STONE BIRD, has received its first reviews. Nerds of a Feather published a review by Charles Payseur, their first speculative poetry review: Marginalia to Stone Bird is a testament to how speculative poetry can succeed in capturing voice and plot and movement and feeling while still tackling big ideas and

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More Birdverse reviews

A.C. Wise highlights my work and “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” in particular as a part of her Non-Binary Authors to Read feature: It is a story rich in imagery and sensory detail. It is a story about magic – who is allowed to use it, and what kind are they allowed to use. It is

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“Geometries of Belonging” reviewed

My new Birdverse novelette “Geometries of Belonging” has been well-received so far. As I wrote before, this is a painful and hopeful story for me; I guess it’s just generally emotionally fraught to be showing a close PoV of someone who is so conflicted, someone who has so often been on the receiving end of

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Recent Short Stories Reviewed

My Birdverse novelette “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) has had a very warm reception from readers and reviewers so far. Here are two samples: Charles Payseur at Quick Sip Reviews writes (read the full review here): Well this is a long but very good story about self-determination, about transition, about making a choice.

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Award Eligibility, “Stalemate” reviews, Rhysling

This year, I have three pieces in the short story category, of which I would like to promote two for fiction award eligibility. (Please promote yours, too!) “A City on its Tentacles” – a slipstream/fantasy/magic realist short story about a mother and a chronically ill child. It appeared in in the inaugural issue of Lackington’s,

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