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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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Two New Reviews – HWC and MoC

A wonderful, thoughtful review of Here, We Cross by Brit Mandelo (Tor.com): As a whole, I find Here, We Cross to be a vital book—thriving and full of life, putting to words intense emotion as well as the internal workings of identity and self. The focus on genderqueer and genderfluid poetry is a particular joy

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The Moment of Change reviewed at Tor.com

Brit Mandelo has reviewed the Moment of Change at Tor.com. I cannot but admire this review, and not because it is so positive.  I have long admired Brit’s ability to write lucidly and powerfully about speculative fiction (as can be evidenced in her series of Tor.com essays on Queering SFF and Reading Joanna Russ, as well

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Locus Podcast, and Review

Emily Jiang and I talk about speculative poetry, diversity, multilingualism, and music in the Locus Poetry podcast. And Erik Amundsen reviews the seventh issue of Stone Telling at Versification.

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Small sale, and Wiscon!

1. I wrote a small poem about bees yesterday, and sold it also yesterday to Mitchell Hart’s new magazine, Through the Gate. Through the Gate will launch in August. The poem has no title and probably does not need one; it will be known by its first line, “if all of her would turn into bees.” 2. WISCON BOOKS:

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Here, We Cross is Here, Indeed

The fabulous chapbook collecting 22 queer and genderfluid poems from Stone Telling 1-7, edited by yours truly and made possible by the tireless work of Jennifer Smith, is here! At least, it is available to purchase through Amazon. I have not yet seen a copy myself, but it is available to order, as if by

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The Moment of Change is here!!

The anthology is officially OUT, and available for purchase at the Aqueduct website! It will also be on sale during Wiscon, where we will be having a Moment of Change reading (WITH COOKIES), and it will be available to purchase from other outlets by the end of the month. I am so, so, so proud of this. Congratulations to

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Poetry sale

My epic-length poem in three acts, “Between the Mountain and the Moon,” will appear in Strange Horizons. This is the poem I wrote for the Magic4Terri metamorphosis auction; here’s a detailed entry about the making of an artist’s book that incorporates this poem. I am glad. This is the last shapechangers poem (and very likely

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“Seven Losses of Na Re” + a poetry review

“Seven Losses of Na Re,” my magic realist short story about Soviet Jews, was sent to subscribers of Daily Science Fiction today. It will appear on the website a week later. And… Mythic Delirium 26 has been reviewed at Tor.com; my poem “The Journeymaker in Kestai” was among ones highlighted: Rose Lemberg’s “The Journeymaker in

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Tor.com review of Stone Telling 7

Brit Mandelo reviewed the Queer Issue of Stone Telling on Tor.com. Yes. Tor.com. (Taking yet another moment to recover…) The variety of speakers and tales-told in these poems is fabulous, inspiring, and evocative. In the closing roundtable discussion, Julia Rios interviews the contributors on their work, their identities, and why they’ve contributed to this issue

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The Moment of Change – First Review!

The first and very positive review of MoC just came out at Cascadia Subduction Zone. The reviewer is Rachel Swirsky, who writes: As the first anthology of its kind, The Moment of Change takes on the project of defining its own genre. Lemberg aspires toward a feminist speculative poetry that is diverse and adaptable. […]

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