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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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Locus Recommended

In a strange and marvelous turn of events, I have a piece on the Locus Recommended Reading List. It is my poem “Archival Testimony Fragments/Minersong.” Ahem. A poem I wrote is on the Locus Recommended Reading List. Under Short Stores. I only know of one other poem that has been on the list: Paul Park’s

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Strange Horizons poll results are in

The Strange Horizons readers’ poll results are in. “Ranra’s Unbalancing” placed first in the poetry category. “Long Shadow” placed second in the poetry category. My folkloristics essay “The Uses and Limitations of the Folklorist’s Toolkit for Fiction” shares first place with “Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in SF: A Conversation” by Polenth Blake and Bogi Tak√°cs.

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Strange Horizons Readers Poll

The Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll runs traditionally for two weeks of January, this year from 4-17th. Voting is free and open to everyone. If you read Strange Horizons, you can vote. You can vote for fiction, poetry, articles, columnists, and artworks. I blog about this poll every year because I think it’s fun and important

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BOOK BIRTHDAY!!

My debut poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird, is out and available from Aqueduct Press! as a paperback, or in ebook format! In this powerful debut collection, Rannu Award-winning poet Rose Lemberg explores the deep-rooted fluidity of gender, tradition, language, and desire in landscapes as familiar as high fantasy and as foreign as San Francisco.

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Award Eligibility 2015

2015 has been a great year for my work. Prose-wise, I am most proud of the two Birdverse novelettes in BCS. I cannot decide which one I think is more award-worthy, but I feel “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” may win for me with a very narrow margin. NOVELETTES “Geometries of Belonging,” (Birdverse novelette), Beneath Ceaseless

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Ranra’s Unbalancing

My Birdverse poem “Ranra’s Unbalancing” is up at Strange Horizons. It’s about a ruler trying to save her people from disaster; also about quince seeds. For those following Birdverse, Ranra is the mythic matriarch of the Ranravan/Kekeri family (who appear in Geometries of Belonging and in my older novelette Held Close in Syllables of Light).

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Birdverse at Strange Horizons

The Strange Horizons fund drive has reached $11,000, and that means that my Birdverse worldbuilding poem, “Three Principles of Strong Building,” is up in the bonus issue – together with Shweta Narayan’s “Nettle-Stung” and “B’resheet” by Julia Burns Liberman. “Nettle-Stung” is illustrated by the poet. I love this so much. If you donate $10 or

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It’s everything at once day

October is here, and new things with it! 1) Queers Destroy Horror special issue of Nightmare Magazine, edited by Wendy Wagner, is out! Unlike other Queers Destroy issues, this one includes a poetry section. That’s terrific – dark poetry has a long tradition, and I am glad to see it honored here. The poetry selection

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Marginalia to Stone Bird: Cover

My first poetry collection, Marginalia to Stone Bird, is forthcoming from Aqueduct Press in January 2016. And here is the cover! The stone bird photograph is by the Belarusian photographer Aleksei Kruglenya.

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Forthcoming: New Essay and a Birdverse Poem

I have been quite sick for a while and on top of that, moving, but I have two new things to report. First, will have a letter in Letters to Tiptree from Twelfth Planet Press; it’s about translations of feminist SF, samizdat, and more. Thrilled to see the collection – the full ToC is here.

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