Archive for the ‘birdverse’ Category

Good News from Birdverse

Today I am announcing two excellent bits of Birdverse news, and I am very excited about both of them. First, some of you might remember my long poem, I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz, which appeared in Goblin Fruit in Summer 2013. Earlier this year, it was nominated

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An updated projects page

I have expanded and updated the PROJECTS page to serve as a gateway to my various projects. As a part of this redesign, I created three additional subpages. First is the Jewish magic realist page, collecting works about immigration, pain, belonging, and family. I was surprised to discover, while working on this today, how many of those

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New poems and a reprint: now with more Birdverse

Happy things! First of all, a new issue of Through the Gate is up, featuring my poem “Resh” alongside excellent work by Sara Norja, Bogi Takács, Mari Ness, and Sonya Taaffe. It is a small, but perfectly formed issue with poems that work with each other to create a lovely harmony. Major kudos to editor

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“Held close…” and other news

Thank you everybody who voted in the Beneath Ceaseless Skies readers’ poll. It was truly an amazing competition. I am happy and humbled to report that “Held Close in Syllables of Light” was the winner, and will be reprinted in Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Year Four. Thank you again! In addition, my poem Resh,

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“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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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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Languages in contact: Pidgins and Creoles

This started as a discussion on Requires Hate’s blog. RequiresHate questioned, among many other things, Mary Robinette Kowal’s usage of “patois” in a recent story in Apex magazine. Since this is something I happen to know a lot about, I chimed in with comments about language generation through contact, be it in colonial contexts or

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Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing

Mike Allen of Mythic Delirium Books has tagged me to answer ten questions about my current work in progress. Thanks, Mike, for giving me a chance to talk about the novel. Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing 1. What is the title of your book? The current title is Bridgers, but it might

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Poetry, and Sofia Samatar

My Birdverse poem, “I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz,” will appear in the Summer 2013 issue of Goblin Fruit. In other news, “The Moment of Change has been reviewed by Belle DiMonté at Cabinet des Fées: “This anthology is, quite simply, beautiful and transcendent in every sense.” Hurray

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A great review

Bogi Takács, who has done a lot of wonderful reviews of Hugo-eligible work this year, offers a clueful and detailed, and very positive, review of “Held Close in Syllables of Light.” What a treat – thank you, Bogi! Bogi raised two issues about worldbuilding: one pertaining to the class representation in “Held Close…” and another

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