Bibliography: Poetry


“Eating Disorder’ does not begin to describe it,” Disabled People Destroy Fantasy, Uncanny Magazine.

Medusa,”  Fireside Magazine

“Insomnia,” forthcoming, Glittership

archival testimony fragments/minersong” reprinted in Best of Uncanny Magazine from Subterranean Press.


“The Fear Tree,” The Sycorax Journal

“Divinatory,” The Sycorax Journal

“core/debris/core,” Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, Uncanny Magazine.


Pollen,” Mithila Review.

Domovoi,” Uncanny Magazine.

“The Repository,” The Cascadia Subduction Zone.


Marginalia to Stone Bird, poetry collection (Aqueduct) (Amazon)

  • Finalist for the William L. Crawford Award

Poems appearing for the first time in this collection:

“Dybbuk Song”

“Speak Love”

“Badgerwoman of the Raspberry Ridge”

“Tarka’s Unsong”

“The Dragon Diptych II: Charovnik”

“An Incantation for the Road”

“Write of Fireflies”

“Wind-Hoarder to the Would-be Poet”

“The Journeymaker to Keddar (II)” – Rhysling Award nominee

The Ash Manifesto,”  Strange Horizons. Rhysling Award nominee

Mirrored Mappings,” Through the Gate


Ranra’s Unbalancing,” Strange Horizons. 1st place, Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll.

Three Principles of Strong Building,”  Strange Horizons.

“The Rotten Leaf Cantata” (reprint),  Queers Destroy Horror! special issue of Lightspeed.

A Riddler at Market,”  Uncanny.

Long Shadow,” Strange Horizons. 2nd place, Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll. Rhysling Award nominee.

“Love me, Love my Belly,”  Love Me, Love My Belly II, Porkbelly Press.

“Scatter and Return,” Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Archival Testimony Fragments/Minersong,”  Uncanny, issue 2. Locus Recommended Reading List; Honorable mention in Year’s Best SF, Gardner Dozois, ed. Rhysling award nominee.

“The Three Immigrations” (reprint), How to Live on Other Planets: A Handbook for Aspiring Aliens  (URB Press)


The Law of Germinating Seeds,” Goblin Fruit Fall 2014

“The Mikveh of Past Meanings,” Other Countries: Contemporary Poets Rewiring History, edited by Claire Trévien and Gareth Prior.

“Peregrinations in Change and Fear,” Poems for the Queer Revolution.

The rivers, the birchgroves, all the receding earth,” Strange Horizons, 4th place, Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll.

Salamander Song,” with music by Emily Jiang, Strange Horizons, 2nd place, Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll.

After the Mistress of the Copper Mountain,” Through the Gate 5.

Earth Map,”  Mythic Delirium

Dualities,” Mythic Delirium, October 2014 Rhysling Award Nominee

Baba Yaga Tries to Donate Money,” Apex

Landwork,Goblin Fruit. Rhysling Award Nominee

The Rotten Leaf Cantata,” Strange Horizons.


The Journeymaker, Climbing,” Goblin Fruit, Winter 2013. Dwarf Stars nominee

The Journeymaker to Keddar,” Goblin Fruit, Winter 2013

לכבוד אַ סטרונע (Lekoved a Strune)“, Through the Gate 2

Bone Shadows,” Interfictions Online, issue 1.

I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz,” Goblin Fruit, Summer 2013. Rhysling Award nominee. THIRD PLACE winner in the long poetry category.

Resh,” Through the Gate, 5

Where the ocean falls into itself,” Apex Magazine.


Between the Mountain and the Moon,” Strange Horizons. Rhysling award nominee, and winner of the Strange Horizons Readers Poll. 2013.

A Body that is Bold to Come,” Goblin Fruit, Fall 2012

The Three Immigrations,” Strange Horizons, second place in the Strange Horizons Readers Poll, 2013

“Plucked from the horo”, Mythic Delirium 27

“The Journeymaker in Kestai,” Mythic Delirium 26

If all of her would turn into bees,” Through the Gate 1


Reap the Whirlwind,” Jabberwocky 5

Strong as Salt,” Goblin Fruit Winter 2011

Three Bone Masks“, Goblin Fruit Winter 2011

Kytgy and Kunlelo,” Cabinet des Fees 2011

Thirteen Principles of Faith,” Apex April 2011

The Tenured Faculty Meets to Discuss the Moon’s Campus Visit,” Mythic Delirium 25

If I had reb Yoel’s violin,” inkscrawl #1, honorably mentioned in Best Horror of the Year, ed. Ellen Datlow.

In the Third Cycle,” Strange Horizons  – winner of the Rannu competition, 2011; Rhysling Award nominee, 2012; Winner, Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll, 2012.


“Whale on the Roof,” GUD 6

“Skinning the Slippery Stars,” Star*line March 2010

“Marginalia to Stone Bird,” Labyrinth Inhabitant issue 9

“Fireflies and Thunderstorms,” Mythic Delirium 22

Walrus,” Trapeze Magazine, August 2010, to be reprinted in the Dwarf Stars anthology

Love’s Ecology,” Apex, October 2010

Twin-Born“, Goblin Fruit Fall 2010. Rhysling Award nominee, 2011

“Beastwoman’s Snarled Rune,” Bull Spec 4, Dec 2010

“Burns at Both Ends” – Star*line Jan/Feb ’09. Reprinted in the Dwarf Stars anthology, 2010.

“To a Skylark” – GUD, issue 4, Spring ’09

A Horse From the Merry-Go-Round,” Goblin Fruit, Winter 2009

“Juvaini’s History,” Jabberwocky 4

Godfather Death,” Goblin Fruit Fall ’09, Rhysling Award nominee, 2010.


“The Dragonfeeder’s Lament” – Star*line, March 2008

“Hope” – The Sigurd Journal, June 2008

Odysseus on the War Train” – Abyss & Apex, July 2008.  Rhysling Award nominee, 2009

“Two Births of a Bird Shaman” – Mythic Delirium 19, Fall 2008

“Insomnia” – Goblin Fruit, Fall 2008

“A Living City” – Star*line Nov/Dec 2008

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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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