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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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The Moment of Change – Reading

So, the Moment of Change is almost here. It will be released at Wiscon, and I am organizing an open-mic reading to celebrate the anthology. You do not have to be a MoC contributor to participate in the open-mic reading! Everyone is welcome! Here is the description: Come join the authors of the “The Moment

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Stone Telling 7 (the Queer Issue) is here!

And it is glorious! In addition to the poetry, don’t miss the roundtable, B.’s article on translating queer poetry, the second installment of Brit Mandelo’s article on the poetry of Joanna Russ… in fact, I hope you won’t miss anything! Special thanks to Julia Rios on her work on the roundtable, and Jennifer Smith for

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“Braided to each other / beneath the benevolence of the sky”

My queer epic poem “In the Third Cycle” is a winner in the Strange Horizons readers’ poll.  I have written elsewhere about how important this piece is to me; I consider it my best poem. It is an incredible thing for me to see it recognized, and to know that it has readers. THANK YOU.

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The Making of “Between the Mountain and the Moon”

I promised to tell you about my magick4Terri Metamorphosis auction, which was won by Izzy (Hani) Jamaluddin. .  So I wrote a longish thing about my family, the never-ending quest for perfection, and folk art – but today I’m thinking it doesn’t really matter; so let me just tell you about my process. First, the poem. When I offered the

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Assorted poetry news

My long poem “In the Third Cycle” received a Rhysling nomination. I am glad. The Cycle is the first queer epic piece I wrote during the epic “Ten Days in December” (2010), and to see it recognized (first via the Rannu competition win, and now the nomination) makes me feel that people really do care

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2011 in review, and nominations/eligibility

I guess this is an obligatory nominating post for your nominating considerations; here are All the Things I published in 2011. Short Fiction of 2011: “Held Close in Syllables of Light,” Beneath Ceaseless Skies, novelette. (If you know me, you know how important this one is to me!) “A Mother Goes Between,” Jabberwocky, short story.

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Table of Contents for the Moment of Change

I’m very proud of this. Putting this book together has been quite a journey. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these poems.  You can get a glimpse from the ToC as to how diverse the contents/contributors are, but you cannot truly see it just from the ToC, but trust me:  this is

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Stone Telling 5: Mythic is here!

  And it is simply terrific.  Hope you enjoy it too!

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“In the Third Cycle” published

Today, Strange Horizons published my epic poem In the Third Cycle. This is the poem I wrote during the very strange “Ten Days in December,” that resulted in two queer epic fantasy pieces (the other piece is my forthcoming novelette, Held Close in Syllables of Light.) In many ways, everything creative I’m doing this year

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Dreams come true (a note from Ursula)

Dreams come true (a note from Ursula)

Where did we leave off? After much agonizing, I inscribed the artist’s book of Stone Telling 1 and tenderly sent it off to Ursula in Oregon. On August 28, an email arrived in my mailbox. Ever since I’ve read Rocannon’s World and Left Hand of Darkness at age 13 (in Russian translation, back in the

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