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Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their work has appeared in Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues, and has been a finalist for the Nebula, Tiptree, Elgin, Rhysling, and Crawford awards.

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Reviews and thoughts, March edition

ICFA concluded today. I was not there, but hope to be next year. I heard it was a great con, and I heard that my poetry book Marginalia to Stone Bird was mentioned, as a Crawford finalist. Still really honored by this. I do not know if the timing was accidental or not, but Ada Hoffmann featured

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Marginalia to Stone Bird – Elgin

My poetry collection Marginalia to Stone Bird has been nominated for the Elgin Award. That’s the second award nomination for it, after the Crawford. My publisher (Aqueduct Press) sent a pdf to the Elgin chair to share with SFPA members, so if you are a SFPA voter and are interested in checking out the book,

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Poetry updates

I recently learned that Marginalia to Stone Bird is the first poetry book to be nominated for the Crawford Award. I am really honored. Two of my poems, “The Ash Manifesto” (Strange Horizons) and “The Journeymaker to Keddar II” (Marginalia to Stone Bird) were nominated for the Rhysling Award. I am traveling back home from

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Marginalia to Stone Bird is a Crawford Award Finalist

I learned today that my debut poetry collection Marginalia to Stone Bird was a finalist for the William L. Crawford Award for a first fantasy book. I am really honored. ETA: I learned that Marginalia is the first poetry book to be nominated for the Crawford in the history of the award. Charlie Jane Anders’

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Award Eligibility 2016

This is my customary award eligibility post for the year. I did not have as much short pieces out because I was concentrating on longer work, but I am very proud of what I did publish this year. I have bolded pieces I feel are most deserving of award consideration. Short fiction nominating folks, if you

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New reviews, and a poem!

My new Birdverse novelette “The Book of How to Live” has received some positive reviews. The first from Tangent, by reviewer Michelle Ristuccia: Rose Lemberg brings us another moving LGBTQIA fantasy piece set in the Birdverse, the novelette “The Book of How to Live.” Lemberg’s love story follows two strangers who struggle to be accepted in

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Birdverse poem sale

Mitchell Hart will be publishing my Birdverse poem “Mirrored Mappings” in Through the Gate. This poem was an experiment in that I initially posted it unlocked on my Birdverse Patreon last year. I do not think that anyone except patrons read it. I love this piece and wanted more readers to see it, and so I asked

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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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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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Rhysling Award nominations

I’m very pleased to announce that two of my poems from 2015 have been nominated for the Rhysling Award in the LONG poetry category: “Long Shadow” (Strange Horizons), which already took 2nd place in the Strange Horizons Readers’ poll; “Archival Testimony Fragments/minersong” (Uncanny), also on the Locus Recommended Reading list. Both poems are included in

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