Dwarf Stars contributor bios
ai li is a Straits Chinese short-form poet from London and Singapore who writes about life, love and loss bringing healing and prayer to her poems. The creator of cherita, editor and publisher of the cherita, founding editor and publisher of still, moving into breath and dew-on-line, she is also an evidential spiritualist medium, an urban photographer, and a surrealist collage painter. Find her essence in the quiet of her inner rooms at amazon.com/ai-li/e/B0080X6ROC
Dwarf Stars 2019
Stewart C. Baker is an academic librarian, speculative fiction writer and poet, and the editor-in-chief of sub-Q Magazine. Stewart was born in England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and currently resides in Oregon with his family­­—although if anyone asks, he’ll usually say he’s from the Internet.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Roxanne Barbour is a Burnaby (Canada) novel writer of science fiction, mystery, adventure, and romance (often in the same manuscript): Revolutions (Whiskey Creek Press, 2015), Sacred Trust (Whiskey Creek Press, 2015), Kaiku (self-published, 2017), Alien Innkeeper (The Wild Rose Press, 2017) An Alien Perspective (self-published, 2017), An Alien Confluence (self-published, 2019). Roxanne is also exploring speculative poetry and has poems in various issues of Scifaikuest, Star*Line, Three Line Poetry, Polar Borealis, and was the Featured Poet in the February 2018 issue of Scifaikuest.
Dwarf Stars
2019
Juanjo Bazán is a Spanish author based in Madrid. His work has appeared in magazines Strange Horizons, Star*Line, Scifaikuest and Daily Science Fiction, and in anthologies Multiverse and Visiones. He has a science degree in Astrophysics and a M.A. in Creative Writing. Find him on Twitter as @xuanxu.
Dwarf Stars 2019
F. J. Bergmann edits poetry for Mobius: The Journal of Social Change (mobiusmagazine.com), and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. She has competed at National Poetry Slam as a member of the Madison, Wisconsin, Urban Spoken Word team. Her work appears irregularly in Abyss & Apex, Analog, Asimov's SF, and elsewhere in the alphabet. A Catalogue of the Further Suns won the 2017 Gold Line Press poetry chapbook contest and the 2018 SFPA Elgin Chapbook Award. fjbergmann.com
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Robert Borski did not begin to write poetry until he was well into the middle of his sixth decade—hence his frequent description of himself as a late-blooming child prodigy—but since then has had well over 300 poems published in such venues as Asimov's, Dreams & Nightmares, Strange Horizons and Star*Line, as well as a first collection of verse, Blood Wallah and Other Poems (Dark Regions Press). He continues to live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where he works on behalf of the state university system.
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Bruce Boston’s poems have appeared in Asimov’s SF, Analog, Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Daily Science Fiction, Pedestal, Strange Horizons, the Nebula Awards Showcase and Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. His poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, and the Rhysling and Grand Master Awards of the SFPA. His 40th poetry collection, Artifacts, is available at Amazon and other online booksellers. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize and twice been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (novel, short story). bruceboston.com
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Susan Burch is an award-winning haiku and tanka author. Most recently she won a Touchstone Award for her haiku, and was Runner-Up in the British Haiku Society's Annual Contest in the tanka division. She is currently the Vice President of the Tanka Society of America and enjoys adding science fiction themes to her poetry. You can find her work in Star*Line, Scifaikuest, Ribbons, Gusts, Femku, and Humankind, among others. She resides in Hagerstown, Maryland, and enjoys cola slurpees, puzzles, and birdwatching.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Lucia Cardillo lives in Rodi Garganico, Foggia, Italia. Her haiku were published on international journals and blogs, including The Mainichi, The Asahi Haikuist Network, Otata, Failed Haiku, Haikuniverse, The Haiku Foundation, Brass Bell, Stardust Haiku, Ulitka, Presence, Modern Haiku, Wales Haiku Journal, FemKumag, Bonsai Journal, Ephemerae, Euterpe, Le lumachine, Sharmrock, The Zen Space, Under the Basho, Tinyword, Hedgerow, Blithe Spirit, Blog di Writer's Blog di Charlotte Digregorio, etc. Awards: The Mainichi Haiku in English, Best of 2017 and 2018; First Place, Italian haiku competition Gustavo Pece 2018, ed. La Ruota, Italy; Third Place, Italian haiku competion Giappone Svelato 2019. Work anthologised: Haiku Anthology Vol. 2 (2017), Vol. 3 and Vol. 4 (2018); Haiku University, ed. Saku publishing Co. ltd., Japan; Herbier Haiku (2017) ed. Graines de Vent, France; Empreintes (2018) and Enfances (2018) ed. Graines de Vent, France. Recently published his book All'ombra del gelso (La Ruota Edizioni: Rome), a collection of his haiku, in the double version Italian/English.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Anna Cates is a graduate of Indiana State University (MA English and PhD Curriculum & Instruction/English) and National University (MFA Creative Writing). Her first collections of poetry and fiction, The Meaning of Life and The Frog King, were published by Cyberwit Press, and her second poetry collection, The Darkroom, by Prolific Press. She lives in Ohio with her cat, Freddie, and teaches education and English online.
Dwarf Stars 2019
In addition to his work as a poet, M.C. Childs serves as dean of architecture and planning at the University of New Mexico, and is the author of many award-winning urban design books including The Zeon Files, Squares, and Urban Composition. He is currently developing forecasting tools for urban designers.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Stars, and Pushcart nominations; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, and Pseudopod. For more about her work, including her Edda-Earth novels and her forthcoming poetry collection, The Gates of Never, please see edda-earth.com.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2019
Robert Dawson teaches mathematics at Saint Mary's University, in Nova Scotia. He has been writing poetry and short fiction for about ten years; his poems have appeared in Star*Line, Rampike, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies. He is an alumnus of the Sage Hill and Viable Paradise writing workshops. His preferred vehicle is a bicycle.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Bloomington, Indiana (USA) author James Dorr's most recent book is a novel-in-stories from Elder Signs Press, Tombs: A Chronicle of Latter-Day Times of Earth. Working mostly in dark fantasy/horror with some forays into science fiction and mystery, his The Tears of Isis was a 2013 Bram Stoker Award® finalist for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, while other books include Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance, Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and his all-poetry Vamps (A Retrospective). Dorr has also been a technical writer, an editor on a regional magazine, a full time non-fiction freelancer, and a semi-professional musician, and currently harbors a Goth cat named Triana. For more information, readers are invited to stop by Dorr's blog at jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2019
Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. He is a graduate student in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. You can read more of his work at robindunn.com.
Dwarf Stars 2019
John J. Dunphy is the author of the scifaiku trade paperbacks Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae, both of which are published by Alban Lake. His non-scifaiku poetry volumes include pagan rites (bottle rockets press), Touching Each Tree (Free Food Press), Old Soldiers Fading Away (Pudding House) and Zen Koanhead (Second Reading Publications). He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2019
Susan Beth Furst is a Touchstone Award-nominated poet and author. She writes Japanese short-form poetry and especially enjoys writing haibun. She has authored two children’s picture books, including Electric Pink: A Christmas Haibun. Susan has published two haiku collections; souvenir shop: memories of the highland park zoo, and midwinter moon: a collection of Christmas haiku. Susan lives in Woodbridge, Virginia, with her husband, Herb. You can find her on Instagram @sueshaikus & @susanbethfurst.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland, Ohio. His newest chapbook, Origami Lilies, is available from Poet’s Haven Press. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2016, 2018, 2019
Paul Geiger is a retired biochemist, career spent at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. After serving in the Navy as a lieutenant in the Korean war, he earned a PhD at Johns Hopkins University, 1962. Only in 2014 did he find a fascination in haiku and other oriental forms of poetry primarily because he loves the short forms with intriguing ideas or mysteries like Zen. In that year he joined Allpoetry.com to learn more about these forms. Photo haiku, haiku combined with interesting photos, is a particular form of fun. He thinks a lot about how to find Basho’s lightness in a few words.
Dwarf Stars 2019
After earning his Master’s degree, Mel Goldberg taught literature and writing in California, Illinois, Arizona, and as a Fulbright Exchange teacher in Cambridgeshire, England. For seven years, his artist-wife and he lived in and traveled in a small motorhome throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. They moved to Mexico where they live on a small income. His writing has been published online and in print in the U.S., UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. He has won several awards in Japan for his tanka, haibun, and haiku, including the grand prize for in the 7th Setouchi Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest in 2018.
Dwarf Stars 2019
LeRoy Gorman lives in Napanee, Ontario. His poetry, much of it minimalist and visual, has appeared in publications and exhibitions worldwide. He is the author of two dozen poetry books and chapbooks. His most recent title is goodwill galaxy hunting (Urban Farmhouse Press).
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Jason Gray is the author of Radiation King, winner of the Idaho Prize for Poetry, and Photographing Eden, as well as two chapbooks, How to Paint the Savior Dead and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo. His poems have been featured in Poetry, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Image, and elsewhere. jason-gray.net
Dwarf Stars 2019
Suzie Gray (also known as B.AR.D) is a poet and playwright from London. Her latest SF poetry collections are Energy (Or the Art of Keeping it Together) and E-Tabula Rasa. She has also created Augmented Reality poetry for SeekXR, Snapchat, Facebook and Artivive. She has also written for stage—having produced the plays SUM, Terra Firma and Cuckoos and Chrysalides. She is currently working on a chapbook called Material Girl, which focuses on the concepts of materialism and a post-scarcity future.
Dwarf Stars 2019
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick is the First Place winner of the 2018 Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition and the author of the poetry collection Unscathed (NightBallet Press), nominated for the Ohioana Book Award. She is widely published, with hundreds of poems in literary journals, including The American Journal of Poetry, Chiron Review, Santa Clara Review, Main Street Rag, POEM, San Pedro River Review, Third Wednesday, Mad River Review, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, and major Japanese newspapers The Asahi Shimbun and The Mainichi, among others. Jennifer Hambrick has received numerous awards and other recognitions for her poetry, including from Tokyo’s NHK World TV, in the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival International Haiku Invitational, the Golden Haiku Competition (Washington, D.C.), the Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Competition (Boston), the Ohio Poetry Association, and others. A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her blog, Inner Voices, is at jenniferhambrick.com.
Dwarf Stars 2019
C.R. Harper is a writer/editor of formal and speculative micropoetry. Representative works have appeared online, in print, and inside a gumball machine in Vancouver.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Brittany Hause is a linguist and a member of the SFPA. Her short-form SFF poetry has previously appeared in Grievous Angel, Star*Line, and other places. She was the Featured Poet of the May 2019 issue of Scifaikuest, and she occasionally blogs about speculative verse at specpotpourri.wixsite.com/specpotpourri.
Dwarf Stars 2019
John Hawkhead is a writer and illustrator from the south west of England. His haiku, scifaiku and senryu have been published all over the world.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Nick Hoffman grew up in the “thumb” region of the state of Michigan. He moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1995 and now lives in Cork, Ireland's second city. His haiku and senryu have been published in the journals Acorn, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Shamrock, Prune Juice and Failed Haiku. He started writing scifaiku a couple of years ago, and some of this work appeared in Scifaikuest in 2018.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Marilyn Humbert lives in the northern suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, surrounded by bush. Her pastimes include writing free verse, tanka, and haiku. Her tanka and haiku appear in international and Australian journals, anthologies and online. Some of her free-verse poems have been awarded prizes in competitions and some have been published.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Peter Jastermsky writes short-form works, with a focus on haiku, senryu, haibun, and cherita. His writing has appeared in many print and online journals and anthologies. Born in Connecticut, Peter lived in Philadelphia for many years before relocating to Southern California. He and his family now live in the high desert with their cat and horse. Peter’s first haiku and senryu collection, Steel Cut Moon, is published by Cholla Needles Press.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Jim Kacian is founder and president of The Haiku Foundation, founder and owner of Red Moon Press, Editor-in-Chief of Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W. W. Norton, 2013), author of some 20 books of poetry (mainly haiku) and editor of scores more. He lives in the Shenandoah Valley with his life partner of more than 30 years, Maureen Gorman, and kayaks big water whenever he can. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Kacian
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2019
Herb Kauderer retired from 20 years as a mostly factory-working Teamster to become an associate professor of English at Hilbert College. He has a PhD in popular literature, and an MFA in screenwriting, along with five other degrees. He has been a member of SFPA since 1989, though with a few lapses for child-rearing. He was lead screenwriter of the indie feature film Beyond the Mainstream (2013), and to date has written 18 poetry collections, 60+ short stories, 200+ articles and reviews, and over 1600+ accepted poems. He is trying to learn how to relax.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Despite a scientific training, David J. Kelly has a fascination with words and the music of language. He enjoys writing Japanese short forms and has been published in a number of print and online journals. His first collection is Hammerscale from the Thrush’s Anvil (Alba, 2016).
Dwarf Stars 2019
Julie Bloss Kelsey’s science fiction poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Grievous Angel, Scifaikuest, and Jersey Devil Press. She won the Dwarf Stars Award in 2011 and tied for second place in 2016. In 2018, Julie teamed with fellow sci-fi poet Susan Burch to edit 25 Science Fiction Tanka and Kyoka at Atlas Poetica.
Dwarf Stars
2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, kjmunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).
Dwarf Stars 2019
Deborah P Kolodji moderates the Southern California Haiku Study Group, is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Haiku North America. Former president of SFPA, she has a degree in mathematics from the University of Southern California. With over 1000 published poems to her name and four chapbooks of poetry, Seaside Moon (2005), unfinished book (2006), Symphony of the Universe (2006), and Red Planet Dust (2007), her first full length book of haiku and senryu, highway of sleeping towns, was published by Shabda Press in 2016 and was awarded a Touchstone Distinguished Book Award by the Haiku Foundation. She finds inspiration in the beaches, mountains, deserts, and urban life of Southern California.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
David C. Kopaska-Merkel edited Star*Line in the late ’90s, and later served as SFPA President. He won the Rhysling award (long poem) in 2006 for “The Tin Men,” a collaboration with Kendall Evans, and has edited two Rhysling Anthologies. He was voted SFPA Grand Master in 2017. His poetry has been published in scores of venues, including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Polu Texni, and Night Cry. He is the author of 30 books, ranging from fantasy poetry to geology. Several are available on Smashwords and Amazon. The newest is a poetry chapbook, Entanglement, co-authored with Kendall Evans, from Diminuendo Press. Kopaska-Merkel edits and publishes Dreams and Nightmares, a genre poetry zine in its 33rd year of publication. Blog: dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com; @DavidKM on Twitter.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
William Landis has a B.S. in Agricultural Education with a Concentration on Plant and Soil Science, Class of 2012, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2019
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but now lives in Pittsburgh. She writes both fiction and poetry, and has won the Rhysling Award and the Elgin Award. Her credits include Analog, Asimov’s, F&SF, Strange Horizons, and 119 haiku in Science. She has an antiquated website at marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Since 1988, Sandra J. Lindow has had 24 Rhysling nominations and 6 Dwarf Star nominations. She is a past SFPA Vice President and acting President. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in Star*Line. Last summer she was startled to win the Convergence slam contest for the second time in a row.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2015, 2016, 2019
Bob Lucky, an editor at Contemporary Haibun Online, is the author of Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018), and a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He currently splits his time between Saudi Arabia, where he teaches and plays in a ukulele band, and Portugal, where he is working his way through all the regional cheeses and wines.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Joy Reed MacVane lives in the New York Hudson Valley and hides out summers on an island off the Maine coast.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2019
John C. Mannone, the 2019 Dwarf Stars Chair and the 2013 Rhysling Chair, has speculative work in Pedestal, New England Journal of Medicine, Baltimore Review, Devilfish Review, Event Horizon, Eye to the Telescope, Riddled with Arrows, NonBinary Review, Altered Reality Magazine, Star*Line and many others. He has three poetry collections: Apocalypse (Alban Lake Publishing) won 3rd place in the 2017 Elgin Book Award; Disabled Monsters (The Linnet’s Wings Press) was featured at the 2016 Southern Festival of Books; Flux Lines, love-related poems using science metaphors, is forthcoming in 2019. He’s been awarded the Horror Writers Association Scholarship (2017) and nominated for several Pushcart, Rhysling, Dwarf Stars and Best of the Net awards. He’s poetry editor for Abyss & Apex, Silver Blade, and Liquid Imagination. He’s also notable in literary circles: celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (2018), winner of the Jean Ritchie Fellowship in Appalachian literature (2017), and a Weymouth writer in residence (2016 & 2017). Mannone is a retired professor of physics living between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. jcmannone.wordpress.com
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science and membership in the SFPA. Nominated for the Best of the Net, Rhysling and Dwarf Stars Awards, her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in dozens of publications including Asimov's, Abyss & Apex, Dreams & Nightmares, and Silver Blade. She enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing and knitting scarves for troops.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Joy McCall is paraplegic and bedbound but the world outside her window is filled with small trees and singing birds and she has kinfolk and friends who bring gladness. She has written far too many books of poetry, mostly tanka, which she has loved since she was a child.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Ron C. Moss is a Tasmanian poet and artist whose haiku and short form poetry has appeared in leading journals and anthologies across the world. His award-winning poems have been featured many times and translated into several languages. The soon-to-be-released Broken Starfish is Ron's third major collection of his previously published haiku, and it brings together work from twenty years of writing. Ron’s interest in Asian philosophy has also influenced his art practice, through abstract watercolour, Sumi-e (ink paintings), and Zenga (Zen inspired painting). He also uses the more modern tools of photography and digital-art making. His study of these disciplines has allowed him to create words to paintings and paintings to words—achieving a highly contemplative expression of creativity and joy.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Michelle Muenzler, known at local conventions as “The Cookie Lady,” writes things both dark and strange to counterbalance the sweetness of her baking. Her poetry and short fiction have been published in numerous magazines, and she takes immense joy in crinkling words like little foil puppets. Visit michellemuenzler.com for links to her work.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Kimberly Nugent is a freelance editor and stay-at-home mom. She is also a gamer, nerd, and lover of all things geek. Twitter @blueteaediting
Dwarf Stars 2019
Réka Nyitrai lives in Bucharest, Romania. She was born in Transylvania, a land that she truly considers magic. She studied communication and political marketing. She always felt attracted to poetry, especially to short forms, however she only started writing haiku since 2018, early spring. She writes haiku, tanka and cherita. Her work has been published in Under the Basho, Failed Haiku, FemkuMag, Otata, and The Asahi Shimbun.
Dwarf Stars
2019
Peter Payack was the first Poet Populist of Cambridge Massachusetts (2007–2009). He's an acclaimed poet and writer with multiple appearances in The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Cornell Review, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Creative Computing, and the Boston Globe. He has published over 1,500 poems, stories, prose poems, photos, and articles. His work has been anthologized and he has published 20 books, including No Free Will in Tomatoes and Blanket Knowledge, both from Zoland Books. Peter was an Assistant Professor Communications at The Berklee College of Music, and taught Technical & Scientific Communications at The University of Massachusetts Lowell for over 30 years where he was awarded the 2010 Haskell Award for Distinguished teaching. Payack has also been a visiting artist at The Center For Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. You can read more about Peter at peterpayack.com.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2010, 2019
Maryalicia Post is a travel writer based in Dublin, Ireland. Her travel website is maryaliciatravel.com. She enjoys writing poetry; her publications include After You and Arc, both available on Amazon.
Dwarf Stars 2019
After years of impersonating a Systems Engineer, Ken Poyner has retired to watch his wife of forty+ years continue to break both Masters and Open world raw powerlifting records. Ken’s two current poetry collections, The Book of Robot and Victims of a Failed Civics, and three short fiction collections, Constant Animals, Avenging Cartography, and The Revenge of the House Hurlers, are available from Amazon and most book-selling websites. Visit him at kpoyner.com.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2017, 2019
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams was born in the USA to parents from Arpino, Italy. She attended the University of Akron, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Valentina worked as a computer programmer for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Blithe Spirit, cattails, chrysanthemum, failed haiku, Frogpond, Presence, Wales Haiku Journal and FemkuMag.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Jessy Randall’s poems, stories, and other things have appeared in Asimov's, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Strange Horizons. Her most recent book is How to Tell If You Are Human: Diagram Poems (Pleiades, 2018). She's a librarian at Colorado College, currently working on a series of poems about women in math and science. Her website is bit.ly/JessyRandall.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Dave Read is a Canadian poet living in Calgary. He primarily writes short poems with an emphasis on the Japanese genres of haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun. He was a recipient of the 2016 Touchstone Individual Poem Award for haiku as granted by The Haiku Foundation. His work has been published in many journals, including Haiku Canada Review, Presence, Modern Haiku and Acorn, and anthologies, including old song: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, 2017.
Dwarf Stars 2019
John Reinhart sings hollow songs to empty tunes on dark nights when only the light from dwarf stars inspires earth.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
Sofía Rhei writes fantasy and science fiction for adults and children. Her books for kids include the series El joven Moriarty, award-winning and translated to 3 languages, and La calle Andersen, written with Marian Womack. She has published nine experimental poetry titles, winning the national prize “Javier Egea,” as well as three genre short fiction collections: Las ciudades reversibles, partially translated to English as Reversible Cities (Talisman); El bosque profundo, dark microfiction about tarot and woods, and the meta-literary Everything is made of letters (Aqueduct Press). Her novels for adults are Róndola, Celsius award-winning humorous fantasy fairytale retelling, and Espérame en la última página, a ghost story about books (rights sold to Italian, Serbian, French and Chinese markets).
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2019
Peter Adam Salomon’s debut novel, Henry Franks, was published by Flux in 2012. His second novel, All Those Broken Angels (Flux, 2014), was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a ‘Book All Young Georgians Should Read’ by The Georgia Center for The Book. He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association. His poem “Electricity and Language and Me” appeared on BBC Radio 6, performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections, PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In addition, he was the editor for the first books of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Srinivasa Rao Sambangi works for a pharma company at Hyderabad in India. He writes Japanese short forms of poetry, especially haiku as a hobby. His haiku is published in various international and national journals of repute including Frogpond, Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Canada Haiku Review, Akitsu, Failed Haiku, World Haiku Review, Taj Mahal Review, etc.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Lorraine Schein is a NY writer. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, VICE Terraform, Polu Texni, and Little Blue Marble, and in the anthologies Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana del Rey & Sylvia Plath, and Spectral Lines: Poems About Scientists. The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from mayapplepress.com.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2019
Lawrence Schimel (New York, 1971) writes in both Spanish and English and has published over 100 books as author or anthologist, in many different genres. He has won the Lambda Literary Award (twice), the Spectrum Award, the Independent Publisher Book Award, the Rhysling Award, and other honors. He is also the publisher of A Midsummer Night's Press. He lives in Madrid, Spain, where he works as a Spanish-to-English translator.
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2019
Tiffany Shaw-Diaz is an award-winning artist and poet living in Centerville, Ohio. You can learn more about her via tiffanyshawdiaz.com.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Annie Sheng writes, translates and researches—and enjoys alliteration in her baking (i.e., matcha macapuno muffins).
Dwarf Stars 2019
Serhiy Shpychenko began to write Haiku in 2009 and has publications in specialized online journals, such as Ёrshik: journal of senryu and kyoka. He has won many international competitions in Russian-language Haiku. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine and lives there with his wife; they have two sons.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Caroline Skanne is a poet, writer, multimedia artist, editor & publisher. She is obsessed with robins, wildflowers & small poems. Born in Sweden she moved to the UK as a teenager & spent 15 years in London’s East End before relocating to Kent, where she lives by the River Medway with her family, cats & dog. Educated in London, she has an MA in Anthropology & Cultural Politics from Goldsmiths’s University. Her thesis explored the link between gender stereotypes & identity in children’s literature, with particular reference to the female hero. She grew up on Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, or rather, she never grew up! Her trio of poetry books paper wings (haiku, senryu & haiga), wild blossom (tanka & tanka art) & driftwood (small poems & artwork) were released in 2018. She’s the editor of Hedgerow: a journal of small poems.
Dwarf Stars
2019
Meg Smith’s poetry and fiction have appeared recently in The Cafe Review, The Horror Zine, Silver Blade, Strange Horizons, Raven Cage, Aphelion, Scryptic, Priestess & Hierophant, The Literary Hatchet, Star*Line, The Siren's Call, and more. Her poetry has also appeared in the 2007 and 2012 Dwarf Stars. Her recent poetry books, Dear Deepest Ghost and This Scarlet Dancing, are available on Amazon. She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.net.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2010, 2012, 2019
Tracy K. Smith (born April 16, 1972) is an American poet and educator. She served as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States 2017–2019. She has published four collections of poetry, winning the Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 volume Life on Mars. In April 2018, she was nominated for a second term as United States Poet Laureate. poetryfoundation.org/poets/tracy-k-smith
Dwarf Stars 2019
Gloundan Smorpian emigrated from a red state before that was a thing and has never looked back. Raised on pulp-era SF from the dumpster behind a small-town library, Smorpian was infected at an early age. As a young man, he held jobs such as short-order cook and llama herder, before landing a plush gig as poet-in-residence at a gas station in rural Washington state. There he supplements his meager income as a pumpjockey with generous payments from fine publishers everywhere.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in numerous venues worldwide and received nominations in the Rhysling, Dwarf Stars and Elgin Awards, as well as honourable mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and the Best Horror of the Year. Visit her at christinasng.com and connect on social media @christinasng.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
D.A. Xiaolin Spires steps into portals and reappears in sites such as Hawai’i, NY, various parts of Asia and elsewhere, with her keyboard appendage attached. Her work appears or is forthcoming in publications such as Clarkesworld, Analog, Strange Horizons, Nature, Terraform, Uncanny, Grievous Angel, Fireside, Galaxy’s Edge, StarShipSofa, Andromeda Spaceways (Year’s Best Issue), Diabolical Plots, Factor Four. Select stories can be read in German, Vietnamese, Estonian and French translation. She can be found on Twitter: @spireswriter and on her website: daxiaolinspires.wordpress.com.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, lives & works in Puchberg & Vienna as a social-worker / counselor, author and lover. His work has been published in various magazines & anthologies worldwide. He received some awards, as the Taisho (Grand Prize) at the International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in Kumamoto, Japan, in 2013; and the Second Place for Noise of Our Origin at the 2014 HSA Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Awards. He’s been a member of the Red Moon Anthology Editorial Staff since 2013.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2012, 2014, 2019
Gretchen Tessmer is a writer/attorney based in the U.S./Canadian borderlands of Northern New York. She writes both short fiction and poetry, with work appearing in Nature, Strange Horizons and F&SF, among other venues.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Lisa Timpf is a retired HR and communications professional who lives in Simcoe, Ontario. Her speculative poetry has appeared in a variety of venues, including Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, Dreams and Nightmares, New Myths, and Tesseracts 21.
Dwarf Stars
2019
Trent Walters has had poems in Asimov's, Dreams and Nightmare, Minnesota River Review, The Pedestal, Star*Line, Typehouse, among others.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Mindy Watson is a Washington, DC-based formal verse poet who holds an MA in Nonfiction Writing from the Johns Hopkins University. Her poems have appeared in venues including Eastern Structures, the Poetry Porch, the Quarterday Review, Snakeskin, Star*Line, Think Journal, and Samson Low’s Potcake Chapbooks series: Form in Formless Times. You may read her work at mindywatson.wixsite.com/poetryprosesite
Dwarf Stars 2019
Lucy Whitehead writes haiku and poetry. Her haiku have been published in various international journals and anthologies, including Blithe Spirit, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, The Heron's Nest, tinywords, Under the Basho, and a hole in the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018, and her poetry has appeared in Barren Magazine, Burning House Press, Twist in Time Literary Magazine, and Mookychick Magazine. She was listed as one of the ‘European Top 100 haiku authors in 2018’. Her Twitter handle is @blueirispoetry.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Greer Woodward’s poetry is in Star*Line, Silver Blade, Scifaikuest, Haikuniverse, Illumen, Halloween Haiku 2, Lupine Lunes and Zen of the Dead. When living in the New York City area, she was a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and wrote lyrics for Theatreworks/USA's Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League. She also contributed to the musical revues Pets! and That's Life!, the latter an Outer Critics Circle Awards nominee for Best Off-Broadway Musical. She currently lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and is a member of the Hawaii Writers Guild.
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Jane Yolen, a SFPA Grand Master, has ten books of adult poetry out and many many more collections of children's poetry. Her actual book count as of this writing is 376 books, but she's expecting more out in fall 2019 and spring 2020.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019


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