The 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology and Award

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The 2022 Dwarf Stars Anthology: The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Short Poetry of 2021

Adele Gardner photo2022 Chairs: Adele Gardner (gardnercastle.com, none/they, Mx.) is a fiction writer & award-winning poet with a poetry collection, Halloween Hearts, forthcoming from Jackanapes Press and work in Analog, Strange Horizons, PodCastle, and Daily Science Fiction. This genderfluid night owl loves libraries, samurai films, and reading comics with cats. Adele serves as literary executor for father, mentor, and namesake Delbert R. Gardner.

Greer Woodward photoGreer Woodward is a poet whose work appears in Star*Line, Scifaikuest, Silver Blade, Eye to the Telescope, Illumen, Blōō Outlier Journal and Troutswirl. She was a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and the lyricist for Theatreworks/USA's Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League. She also wrote for the musical revues Pets! and That's Life!, an Outer Critics Circle Awards nominee for Best Off-Broadway Musical. She lives upcountry on the Big Island of Hawaii with her husband, actor John Sucke, and their four cats.

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Layout: F. J. Bergmann
Publisher: Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association

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Anthology Table of Contents
(120 poems)
[across eons] • Barun Saha • Star*Line 44.4
[adding ellipses] • Hifsa Ashraf • Frogpond 44:3
[after a downpour] • Anatoly Kudryavitsky • Shamrock Haiku Journal 45
After All This Time • Robin Mayhall • Scifaikuest print, February
[all the different] • Michael J. Galko • The Heron’s Nest XXIII:4
[all this rain] • Christina Sng • Star*Line 44.1
“—And They All Lived Together—” • Andrew J. Wilson • Star*Line 44.1
[as galaxies form] • Wendy Van Camp • Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, Vol. 2, ed. Wendy Van Camp (Dimensionfold Publishing)
[between her breasts] • Tyler McIntosh • Scifaikuest print, November
[bewitching hour] • Francis W. Alexander • Otoroshi Journal 1:2
Black Beak (a Nonet) • B. Sharise Moore • Fantasy Magazine 65
Black Swan • Sharmon Gazaway • Octavos, January 28
Blow • Holly Day • Star*Line 44.4
[brother beamed] • Guy Belleranti • Scifaikuest print, August
the burning river • Hal Y. Zhang • Uncanny 43
Callisto Dreaming • Mariel Herbert • Star*Line 44.2
closer • Matthew Daley • Star*Line 44.3
The Closet • Jennifer Loring • Constraint 280, December 30
[cold soup] • Roland Packer • NOON: journal of the short poem 20
Colony • Jamal Hodge • Penumbric V:4
[cricket song] • Joshua Gage • Wales Haiku Journal, Summer
Damsel in Distress Redux • Marsheila Rockwell • Star*Line 44.3
[dark sky country] • Deborah P Kolodji • horror senryu journal, Oct. 6
[Down in the river] • Denise Dumars • Star*Line 44.2
[Earth fills the window] • Stephen C. Curro • Star*Line 44.1
Epitaph for the Old Ones • Maxwell I. Gold • Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose (Crystal Lake Publishing)
[exoplanet fossil] • Greer Woodward • Scifaikuest print, February
Expect Them to Arrive with Song • Jordan Hirsch • Octavos, June 17
Exsanguination • Lena Donnarumma • The Sirens Call 56
Fatherless • Roger Dutcher • Star*Line 44.3
Feline Reinforcements • Adele Gardner • Scifaikuest print, August
Fetch • Gerri Leen • Departure Mirror 2
The Final Fairy • Anna Cates • Canary 52
[fingers stroking spines] • Joshua St. Claire • The Starlight Scifaiku Review 1:1
[freeze-dried] • sakyu • Scifaikuest print, August
Funeral for a Star • Yuna Kang • Strange Horizons, 6 September
fury • Lee Murray • Tortured Willows: Bent, Bowed, Unbroken by Christina Sng, Angela Yuriko Smith, Lee Murray, and Geneve Flynn (Yuriko Publishing)
Future Portrait of Dark Matter • Gene Twaronite • NewMyths.com 55
ghost writer • Hemapriya Chellappan • horror senryu journal, July 19
[Globules of light] • Katerina Bruno • The Starlight Scifaiku Review 1:1
A Haiku Howdunit Murder Mystery • John H. Dromey • Star*Line 44.4
[half-heard whispers] • Tracy Davidson • horror senryu journal, February 1
Hard Return • Michele Mekel • Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, Vol. 2, ed. Wendy Van Camp (Dimensionfold Publishing)
The Heart of the House • M. J. Holmes • The Horror Zine, August
[a hissing leak in the airlock] • LeRoy Gorman • Star*Line 44.2
Hitting the Red Line • Herb Kauderer • Scifaikuest print, February
[horror movie] • Mark Gilbert • horror senryu journal, June 23
[I’m trying to sleep] • Marcus Vance • Star*Line 44.2
[in a deserted garden] • Padmini Krishnan • Shamrock Haiku Journal 46
In Memoriam: Spring • Dan Bornstein • Star*Line 44.4
[Jonbar hinge] • Thomas Tilton • Scifaikuest print, February
[a kind of afterlife] • Roberta Beary • Haiku Dialogue, Ad Astra: star clusters
[kohl stick] • Vandana Parashar • Poetry Pea 4:6
[landing at the] • Brian Garrison • Star*Line 44.1
[left behind on Earth] • semi • Scifaikuest print, August
[left my late father's] • David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Star*Line 44.1
[long-dead stars] • Lev Hart • Haiku Dialogue, Ad Astra: distant suns
[longest] • Julie Schwerin • Cold Moon Journal, June 13
Love on Halloween • DJ Tyrer • The Sirens Call 55
[magic mirror] • Susan Burch • Scifaikuest print, August
Mexico City, 2101 AD • Juan Manuel Pérez • Eye to the Telescope 41
[The modified plants] • Debby Feo • The Fifth Di…, June
[moon walk] • Valentina Ranaldi-Adams • Cold Moon Journal, June 24
[moonscape] • Kat Lehmann • Frogpond 44:3
Mother • Merie Kirby • Strange Horizons, 20 December
Narcissus Now • Diane Jackman • Octavos, March 11
Niche • Jason P. Burnham • Constraint 280, December 30
Night Spell • Deborah W. Sage • Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter Solstice
Nü Wa and Earth • Ellen Huang • K'in Literary Journal, June
[the octopus dreams] • Pippa Phillips • Cold Moon Journal, August 9
[the offworlders didn’t] • Roxanne Barbour • Medium.com, December 28
Older Red Riding Hood in the Woods Behind Her House • Carol Berg • Gingerbread House 47
[One touch] • Doug Gant • Scifaikuest print, February
Orbital Mechanics • Ian Goh • Star*Line 44.3
[pad 39] • Topher Dykes • Temple, 2021 British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology, ed. Iliyana Stoyanova (British Haiku Society)
Past Equinox • Ann K. Schwader • Unquiet Stars (Weird House Press)
[peaceful Halloween] • ayaz daryl nielsen • Haikuniverse, October 31
Penny Dreadful • Stephanie Staab • Ligeia, Spring
The Perils of Using Traditional Practices in Modern Cults • Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • Polar Starlight 2
Poem with Lines from my Son • Jen Stewart Fueston • Bracken VIII
[pouring rain] • Cherie Hunter Day • Acorn 47
Prince Charming Sleeps with the Fishes • Robert Borski • Octavos, February 17
Reflections on the Rescue of a Fawn • Shelly Jones • The Amphibian Literary Journal 1
Riding Down a Dream • Melissa Ridley Elmes • Star*Line 44.4
[riding lightning] • Akua Lezli Hope • Eccentric Orbits: An Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry, Vol. 2, ed. Wendy Van Camp (Dimensionfold Publishing)
Riverside • Avra Margariti • Octavos, March 4
Sasquatch Burial Ground • Raven Jakubowski • Star*Line 44.1
[scratched] • Kelli Lage • Haikuniverse, November 18
[seeking] • Lauren McBride • Eye to the Telescope 42
Slam • Jean Gallagher • Bowery Gothic V
Small Blue Poem • Lorraine Schein • Subterranean Blue Poetry IX:VI
[Something remains] • Rebecca Lilly • is/let, September
Straw Maidens • Meg Smith • Black Petals 94
Strings • Deborah L. Davitt • SFPA Poetry Contest
[sturgeon moon] • Nick Hoffman • Eye to the Telescope 42
Sunburn Affairs • Imogen L. Smiley • Lucent Dreaming 9
Sunita Soars • Tony Daly • Utopia Science Fiction 2:4
[superstring] • Helen Buckingham • NOON: journal of the short poem 20
[Take Your Child to Work Day] • Ngo Binh Anh Khoa • Scifaikuest print, November
[tattoo inked on your arm] • Matthew Wilson • Star*Line 44.2
Ten Squared • RK Rugg • Illumen, Summer
There Goes the Security Deposit • Sarah Cannavo • Star*Line 44.1
[theremin] • Debbie Strange • failed haiku: A Journal of English Senryu 6.65
Tracks • Bruce Boston • Asimov’s Science Fiction, November/December
[two belief zones are ahead] • Barbara Candiotti • Star*Line 44.2
Two Mountains • Brian Rosenberger • The Sirens Call 53
Typographical Error • John Kaprielian • Riddled with Arrows 4.1
[under the earth] • Tia Haynes • Otoroshi Journal 1:3
[the Universe] • Alan Summers • Haiku Dialogue, Ad Astra: impermanence
[unzipping] • John Hawkhead • horror senryu journal, September 10
Vampire Selfies • Alan Ira Gordon • Star*Line 44.1
Watchmaker • Carolyn Clink • Polar Starlight 2
[water lily …] • Francine Banwarth • The Heron’s Nest XXIII:1
[we flip through] • Colleen Anderson • Potter’s Field 7
what they left behind • Richard Magahiz • Star*Line 44.1
What Trees Read • Mary Soon Lee • Uppagus 48
[white balloons] • PS Cottier • AntipodeanSF 276
White Flag • Tim Gardiner • Otoroshi Journal 1:1
[widdershins] • Kirsten Cliff Elliot • horror senryu journal, May 10
[Zen garden] • Adjei Agyei-Baah • Shamrock Haiku Journal 46

Nominations per publication: (55 venues)
1   Acorn
1   The Amphibian Literary Journal
1   AntipodeanSF
1   Asimov's Science Fiction
1   Black Petals
1   Bowery Gothic
1   Bracken
1   British Haiku Society
1   Canary
3   Cold Moon Journal
2   Constraint 280
1   Crystal Lake Publishing
1   Departure Mirror Quarterly
3   Dimensionfold Publishing
1   Eternal Haunted Summer
3   Eye to the Telescope
1   failed haiku
1   Fantasy Magazine
1   The Fifth Di…
2   Frogpond
1   Gingerbread House
3   Haiku Dialogue
2   Haikuniverse
2   The Heron’s Nest
6   horror senryu journal 
1   The Horror Zine
1   Illumen
1   is/let
1   K'in Literary Journal
1   Ligeia
1   Lucent Dreaming
1   Medium.com
1   NewMyths.com
2   NOON: journal of the short poem
5   Octavos
3   Otoroshi Journal
1   Penumbric
1   Poetry Pea
2   Polar Starlight
1   Potter's Field
1   Riddled with Arrows
12   Scifaikuest
1   SFPA Poetry Contest
3   Shamrock Haiku Journal
3   Sirens Call
24   Star*Line
2   The Starlight Scifaiku Review
2   Strange Horizons
1   Subterranean Blue Poetry
1   Uncanny
1   Unquiet Stars (Weird House Press)
1   Uppagus
1   Utopia Science Fiction
1   Wales Haiku Journal
1   Yuriko Publishing

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