poetry sale, reviews, remembrance

My mythic SF poem “Dualities” has been accepted to appear in Mythic Delirium.

Lois Tilton at Locus gave my Strange Horizons story Teffeu: A Book from the Library at Taarona a “recommended” rating:

A beautiful little meditation on the love of books and languages and words, and the narrator’s attempt to hold fast to that love when the mundania of life intervene.

Finally, a new review by K.E. Bergdoll of the Journal of Unlikely Architecture highlights my story Geddarien:

Geddarien by Rose Lemberg is a surreal Holocaust story about music, the power to move past tragedy, and the ultimate deliverance of the dead into the future by those they leave to struggle on. MC Zelig’s progression from student at his grandfather’s knee to survivor is beautiful and elegantly offered within a poignant theme often mishandled. This story is by far my favorite

I think this might be my favorite review of this story so far. It is just so gratifying for me to see that this story is still being meaningful for people.

a page of sheet music hand-copied by my alter zeide for one of his friends

a page of sheet music hand-copied by my alter zeide for one of his friends

When my great-grandfather, a survivor of three wars, could no longer hold the violin bow, he earned money by copying scores for his friends. Not one of them younger than sixty, these musicians had once played in the Jewish Theatre before it was closed by the Soviets. I used to sit under the desk while zeide worked, and listened to many conversations in Yiddish. This single score page, Paganini’s Perpetuum Mobile, must have had some copying error, since it remained with us and was not given away; it is one of the very few things I brought with me from the Soviet Union. I carried it around through my immigrations and wanderings until at last I had a chance to frame it and hang it up in my home.

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R.B. 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, Crawford, and other awards.

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