Dwarf Stars contributor bios
The Dwarf Stars anthology, containing the nominees for the SFPA Dwarf Stars Award, has been published every year since 2006. All nominated poets are listed below. Blue indicates a first place Dwarf Stars Award winner; red, second place; and yellow, third place. In the case of ties, the tied poems each received the award. Note that some poets received multiple nominations in given years, which are not indicated. Please see the Dwarf Stars pages for more complete nomination information.

Jonel Abellanosa resides in Cebu City, the Philippines. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals, his speculative poetry in Pedestal Magazine, Star*Line, Eye to the Telescope, Inkscrawl, Liquid Imagination and Ghost City Review. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Dwarf Stars award. His poetry collections include Songs from My Mind’s Tree and Multiverse (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York), 50 Acrostic Poems (Cyberwit, India), In the Donald’s Time (Poetic Justice Books and Art, Florida). His first speculative poetry collection, Pan’s Saxophone, is forthcoming from Weasel Press.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Cathy Ackerson is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2008
Duane Ackerson is.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008
Linda D. Addison is the award-winning author of four collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, and the first African-American recipient of the HWA Bram Stoker Award, co-editor of Sycorax's Daughters, an anthology of horror fiction & poetry by African-American women. Addison is a founding member of the writer’s group Circles in the Hair (CITH), and a member of HWA, SFWA and SFPA. lindaaddisonpoet.com.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008
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
Camille Alexander is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Francis W. Alexander is still basking in the victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship while still sad at his childhood hero, Muhammad Ali’s passing. He is now prolifically writing, while enjoying the antics of two newborn kittens. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Disturbed, Star*Line, Prune Juice, Scifaikuest, Illumen, Martian Wave, Trysts of Fate, and numerous other publications.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2015
Anita Allen is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Melissa Allen is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Mike Allen is the editor of Mythic Delirium and a past president of SFPA.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2012
Erik Amundsen is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Colleen Anderson has a BFA in writing and has had numerous poems published in such venues as Mirror Dance, Polu Texni, The Future Fire, HWA Poetry Showcase and many othersA Canada Council and BC Arts Council grant recipient for writing, Colleen has performed her work before audiences in the US, UK and Canada. When not writing and reading, she keeps an eye out for mold monsters and mermaids. colleenanderson.wordpress.com
Dwarf Stars 2020, 2021
Donald R. Anderson is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Susan Antolin is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Helga Anton-Beitz is German and lives at the Baltic Sea. She is happy to have spent two years in the US where her affection to the English language grew. She earned her doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and enjoys transforming her scientific interest into creative writing.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Billy Antonio is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Aurora Antonovic is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Fay Aoyagi is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Megan Arkenberg lives and writes in California. Her work has recently appeared in Asimov's, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5, and has tried for best short story of 2012 in the Asimov's Readers' Award. Megan procrastinates by editing the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2010, 2014
Patrick Armstrong is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Michael A. Arnzen is a professor of English at Seton Hill University, home of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction. He has won four Bram Stoker Awards for his horror writing, and has published several poetry collections, including Freakcidents, Rigormarole, and The Gorelets Omnibus. He's been an SFPA member for thirty years and continues to publish work in journals and anthologies, and most recently co-edited the Poetry Showcase  anthology (vol. 5) for the Horror Writers Association. He often also tweets poems—follow him at @MikeArnzen on twitter, or see what else he's up to now at gorelets.com. He’s also the author of SFPA’s T-shirt tagline, In Space No One Can Hear You Rhyme.
Dwarf Stars 2012
assu is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2013
Joseph Salvatore Aversano was a big Star Wars fan when about the size of an Ewok or JawaWhile he no longer likes wars so much, he does like looking up at the stars. His poems have been published in numerous journals such as E-ratioBonesis/let, Die Leere Mitte, Modern Haiku, otata, and Otoliths. 
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2020
Dave Bacharach is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Kriti Bajaj is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
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
Ross Balcom is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2015
Stacey Balkun is.
Dwarf Stars 2016,
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
John Barlow is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Elizabeth Barrette is.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2012, 2014
Sam Bateman is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
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
Roberta Beary is.
Dwarf Stars 2011, 2016
Greg Beatty was born and raised in Ohio. He has a B.A. from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, both in English. He lives in Bellingham, Wash., and is married to Kathy Pitcher. He attended Clarion West, an intensive six-week workshop for writers preparing for professional careers in science fiction and fantasy, in 2000.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008, 2013
Guy Belleranti is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
Elizabeth W. Bennefeld is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
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, 2020, 2021
Fred W. Bergmann translates as a hobby. Now ostensibly retired, he plans to do more poetry and short fiction translations from Spanish, German, and Ladino.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Jacob BergGreg Fewerstresser is. 
Dwarf Stars 2021
Ruth Berman’s work has appeared in many sf/fantasy, general, and literary magazines and anthologies. Her novel, Bradamant’s Quest, was published by FTL Publications of Minnesota. She was one of the contributors to Lady Poetesses from Hell (Bag Person Press Collective, Minneapolis). Her translation of two fairy tales by 18th-century writer Louise Cavelier Levesque, “The Prince of the Aquamarines” & “The Invisible Prince,” was published by Aqueduct Press of Seattle. She is a past winner of the Rhysling Award.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2014
Karen Berry is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Johannes S. H. Bjerg lives in a village where nobody knows what he’s up to. Rumour has it that he fumbles with words and images and only talks to dead philosophers, saints and God. He has a website where all his books are listed megaga.dk/?page_id=530 and has made most of them free for download.
Dwarf Stars 2020
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, 2020, 2021
Crystal Boson is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
Bruce Boston is the author of fifty books, including the novels The Guardener’s Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His poems have appeared in Asimov’s SF, Analog, Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Daily Science Fiction, Pedestal, Strange Horizons, 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.  bruceboston.com
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Karen Bovenmeyer is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
David Boyer is.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017
Lisa M. Bradley is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009
Mark E. Brager is.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2018
Lida Broadhurst is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Ralf Bröker is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Randyn Brooks is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Dawn Bruce is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Shelly Bryant is.
Dwarf Stars 2011, 2017
Rebecca Buchanan is the editor of the Pagan literary ezine Eternal Haunted Summer. She has been published in a variety of venues, including Abyss & Apex, Cliterature, Enchanted Conversation, The Future Fire, Polu Texni, and Silver Blade.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Helen Buckingham is.
Dwarf Stars 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
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. She is a good egg.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Tony Burfield is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Gary C. Busha is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Ronald A. Busse dwells deep in Denver, Colorado. His sophomore book, Poems That Could End the World, published by Turning Point, is due out in October. His poetry has appeared in Star*LineIllumen, Bete Noire,internationally in FreeXpresSion, and in other publications. He self-published his first poetry book, Into the Retrospectrum, in 1997. Additionally, Busse wrote his first published poem, "Christmas," in 1975 at the age of eight, but didn't know it at the time since it was published many years later, in 2016. Find him on Facebook and at RonbusWriterAndMore.com.
Dwarf Stars 2020
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, 2021
Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy from Harper Voyager. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2020
Anna Marie Catoir is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
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
Michael Ch’ong is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
Margaret Chula is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
G. O. Clark is the author of twelve collections of poetry and two short-story collections. His work has appeared in many publications, including Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog, Space & Time, Daily SF, Strange Horizons, Spectral Realms, Talebones, Tales of the Talisman, Mythic Delirium, and more. His work has been included in a number of anthologies, including The Best Of The Horror Zine: The Early Years, A Sea of Alone: poems for Alfred Hitchcock, Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia, and numerous Rhysling Anthologies.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2012, 2
Joyce Clement is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
David Livingstone Clink’s latest poetry collection is The Role of Lightning in Evolution(Chizine Publications, 2016). His poem, “A sea monster tells his story” won the Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song in 2013. David’s next poetry collection will be The Lighthouse (CZP, 2020).
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2017
Carolyn Clink is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2014
Frank Coffman is a retired professor of college English, Creative Writing, and Journalism. He has published poetry, fiction, and scholarly research across a variety of speculative genres including the supernatually weird and horrific, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure. A member of HWA and SFPA , he has published a chapbook, This Ae Nighte, Every Nighte and Alle: 33 Poems of the Weird, Horrific, and Supernatural (2018); his magnum opus in speculative poetry, The Coven's Hornbook & Other Poems (Bold Venture Press, 2019); and Khayyám's Rubáiyát: A New Version in English Verse (June 2019, also from Bold Venture). In more scholarly writings, he has published essays on fantastic and imaginative fiction and specifically on the literary achievements of Robert E. Howard, including editing Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems. Coffman’s poetry is, almost exclusively, rhymed and metered verse. His favorite form is, without doubt, the sonnet, but his work experiments and innovates broadly across many cultures and poetic forms.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2020
Alicia Cole is a writer and artist in Huntsville, AL. She’s the editor of Priestess & Hierophant Press. Her work has appeared in TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics, SageWoman, Atlas and Alice, Star*Line, Split Lip Magazine and NILVX, among other publications.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015
Katharine Coles is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Carlos Colón is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
Beate Conrad is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
PS Cottier lives in Canberra, and her publications include Quick Bright Things: Poems of Fantasy and Myth and (as co-editor with Tim Jones) The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Septimiu M. Cristian is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Jennifer Crow’s work has appeared in a number of print and electronic venues, including Uncanny, Strange Horizons, and Asimov's Science Fiction. She also reads poetry submissions for the latest incarnation of Amazing Stories. You can find her on Twitter @writerjencrow.
Dwarf Stars 2006
William Cullen, Jr. is a veteran and works at a non-profit in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has appeared in Camroc Press Review, Gulf Stream, Pirene's Fountain, Spillway, Stepaway, Willows Wept Review, Word Riot and Written River.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2016
Ron Czerwien is the owner of Avol’s Books, LLC, which sells used & out-of-print books on the internet. His poems have appeared online and in a number of print journals. Ron serves on the board of The Council for Wisconsin Writers. His chapbook a little rain, a little more was published in 2018 by Bent Paddle Press. In his free time Ron creates collages using images cut from old magazines, some of which can be seen on his Instagram account @czerwienron. You can find out more about Avol’s Books at avolsbooks.com. Ron once had a bookstore, Alternate Realities, that specialized in SF/F.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Mark Danowsky is author of the poetry collection As Falls Trees (NightBallet Press, 2018). He’s Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Nevada, but currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son. Her poetry has received Rhysling, Dwarf Star, and Pushcart nominations and has appeared in over fifty journals, including F&SF and Asimov’s Science Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge and Flame Tree anthologies. For more about her work, including her novels and her poetry collection, The Gates of Never, please see edda-earth.com. You may contact her on Facebook at facebook.com/deborah.davitt.3 or Twitter @davittDL.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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
Holly Day’s recent publications include the nonfiction books Music Theory for Dummies and Tattoo FAQ, and the poetry books In This Place She Is Her Own, A Wall to Protect Your Eyes, Folios of Dried Flowers and Pressed Birds, Where We Went Wrong, Into the Cracks, and Cross Referencing a Book of Summer.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2
Malcolm Deeley is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Kristen Deming is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Toi Dericotte is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Kevin Doran is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
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
Gene Doty is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Rebecca Drouilhet is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
A. B. S. Dudevaunt was the pen name of Stephen M. Wilson.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Rt. Rev. Denise Dumars, M.A., is a college English instructor and a writer of mostly dark poetry and fiction and mostly metaphysical nonfiction. She has published collaborations with the likes of Nancy Ellis Taylor, W. Gregory Stewart, Kevin J. Anderson, Don Webb, Kendall Evans, and many others. She also helms Rev. Dee's Apothecary, a New Orleans-style Botanica, and is a wedding officiant and officiant at other sacred services. She is a Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, an international spiritual organization. She hails from Los Angeles’ beautiful South Bay region, but her heart is in New Orleans.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2020
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, 2020
Roger Dutcher is a Rhysling-winning poet who lives in Wisconsin. In addition to poetry he enjoys live music, wine, basketball, and reading. His poetry has appeared in Asimov's, Amazing Stories, Modern Haiku, among other genre and non-genre publications. 
Dwarf Stars 2020
Peg Duthie is the author of Measured Extravagance (Upper Rubber Boot, 2012; tinyurl.com/MeasEx). She blogs at varytheline.org and zirconium.dreamwidth.org/ and there's more about her at nashpanache.com.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014
Carmen Duvalma lives in Targoviste, Romania, where she is a high school literature teacher. She has a doctorate in literature with a thesis on Eugene Ionesco’s theater and published it under the title “Eugene Ionesco and the world of total refuge” (Romanian Literature Museum Publishing House, 2011). She is also the author of a book of poetry, entitled The dream that will kill me (Vinea Publishing House, 2008). She has published haiku in international journals, including Failed Haiku, Autumn Moon Haiku, Cattails and The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2019 (Red Moon Press, 2020).
Dwarf Stars 2020
Martin Dyar is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
John M. Edwards is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of poetry and prose written to the taste of twenty-eight different kinds of honey. Her work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including Uncanny, Lightspeed, Stone Telling, Apex, Mythic Delirium, and Strange Horizons. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed magazine's Women Destroy Science Fiction special issue and Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. She is a founding member of the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours, edited Goblin Fruit, a quarterly journal of fantastical poetry, and lives in Glasgow with her fiancé and two jellicle cats.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2014
Margarita Engle is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2009
Carrie Etter is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Kendall Evans has had work, including many collaborations, in various sf/fantasy/horror magazines and anthologies. His poem "The Keeper of the Lighthouse at Land's End" received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. He is also the author of the novelette "Don Huavaca's Dia De Los Muertos," which appeared in the anthology Bare Bone 6.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Angel Favazza works as a Michigan-based high-school English teacher. She is an avid fan of all things sci-fi. Her other interests include: writing, nature photography and most recently, learning to watercolor.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2015
Greg Fewer is.
Dwarf Stars 2021
Amelia Fielden is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Livia Finucci is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Mark A. Fisher is a writer, poet, and playwright living in Tehachapi, CA. His poetry has appeared in Angel City Review, Spectrum, Altadena Poetry Review, Penumbra, Lummox, and many other places. His first chapbook, drifter, is available from Amazon. His second, hour of lead, won the 2017 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Lorin Ford is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Francesca Forrest is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Bryn Fortey is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Robert Frazier has seen his work in such publications as Asimov’s Science Fiction, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Amazing, Weird Tales, Tales of the Unanticipated, Dreams & Nightmares, and The Magazine of Speculative Poetry. His work has also appeared in almost every significant anthology containing science fiction poetry. He received an Asimov’s Readers’ Poll Award in 1991. Frazier’s original collections include Peregrine (1978), Co-Orbital Moons (1988) and The Daily Chernobyl (2000, winner of the Anamnesis Press Poetry Chapbook Award). He collaborated with Bruce Boston on Chronicles of the Mutant Rainforest (1992). He was a longtime editor of Star*Line and was the editor of Speculative Poetry Review and of the seminal anthology Burning with a Vision. He was elected an SFPA Grand Master in 2005.
Dwarf Stars 2006
Melissa Frederick is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Todd Fredson is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Chris Friend is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
M. Frost is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2013
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
James D. Fuson is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
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, 2020
Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington, and is the author of four books of poetry: Becoming the VillainessShe Returns to the Floating WorldUnexplained Fevers, and The Robot Scientist’s Daughter. Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Horror Vol. 6. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry ReviewThe Iowa Review and Prairie Schooner. webbish6.com
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2012
Linda Galloway is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Tom Galusha is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Cataloging librarian Adele Gardner (gardnercastle.com) is an active member of SFWA and HWA and a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop with a master's in English literature. With 46 stories and 249 poems in Deep Magic, Daily Science Fiction, PodCastle, Strange Horizons and more, she's the author of Dreaming of Days in Astophel (under prior byline Lyn C. A. Gardner). Adele is literary executor for her father, mentor, and namesake, Dr. Delbert R. Gardner.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2015, 2021
Toni J. Gardner is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Jean-Paul L. Garnier lives and writes in Joshua Tree, CA where he is the owner of Space Cowboy Books, a science fiction bookstore, independent publisher, and producer of Simultaneous Times podcast. In 2020 his first novella Garbage In, Gospel Out was released by Space Cowboy Books and in 2018 Traveling Shoes Press released Echo of Creation, a collection of his science fiction short stories. He has also released several collections of poetry: In Iudicio (Cholla Needles Press 2017) and Future Anthropology (Space Cowboy Books 2019) which was nominated for the Elgin Award. His short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in many anthologies and webzines. jplgarnier.blogspot.com
Dwarf Stars 2020
Brian Garrison has a Masters in Neuroscience, but has not let that get in the way of his poetry. His chapbook New Yesterdays, New Tomorrows came out in 2017. When he isn't working on his own writing, Brian helps The Haikooligan to publish Parody Poetry Journal. bugthewriter.com, parodypoetry.com
Dwarf Stars 2017
John Garrison is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Laura Garrison is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
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
Jo Gerrard is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
Andre Dorian Gheorghe is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
James Gianforti is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Sarah Glass is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Kim Goldberg is.
Dwarf Stars 2021
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
Sanford Goldstein is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Leonard Gonatarek is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Howie Good is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Alan Ira Gordon is an urban planning professor at Worcester State University and writer of science fiction/fantasy short stories and poetry. He’s a three-time Rhysling Award nominee and a Dwarf Stars Award nominee. He’s contributed to several Alban Lake publications, is a frequent contributor to Star*Line and guest-edited issue 24 of Eye to the Telescope, the online publication of SFPA. His poetry, short stories and articles have been published in various genre magazines and anthologies, a partial list of which can be found on his webpage at alaniragordon.com.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Steven Wittenberg Gordon is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
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, 2020, 2021
Vince Gotera is a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as Editor of the North American Review (2000–2016). He was also Editor of Star*Line, the print journal of the SFPA (2017–2020). His poetry collections include Dragonfly, Ghost Wars, Fighting Kite, The Coolest Month, and the upcoming Pacific Crossing. Speculative poems have appeared in Abyss & Apex, Altered Reality Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, Grievous Angel, Philippines Graphic (Philippines), Silver Blade, and the anthologies Multiverse (UK) and Strange Land (Poet's Haven). He blogs at The Man with the Blue Guitar.
Dwarf Stars 2020
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
Arielle Greenberg is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
John Grey is an Australian poet, U.S. resident. Recently published in That, Muse, Poetry East and North Dakota Quarterly, with work upcoming in Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Thin Air, Dalhousie Review and the Dunes Review.
Dwarf Stars
2009, 2010
Susan Grimm is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Eliza Griswold is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Albert W. Grohmann works as a bookseller, and lives in Westfield, New Jersey. His work has previously appeared in Scifaikuest.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Piotr Gwiazda is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Hazel Hall is a well published Australian poet and musicologist. Her latest collections are Step by Step, with Angie Egan (Picaro Poets 2019), Moonlight Over the Siding (Interactive Press 2019), You are Her Words, with Canadian artist  Karen Bailey (HD Press 2019), and Severed Web with Australian artist Deborah Faeyrglenn (Picaro Poets 2020).
Dwarf Stars 2020
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
Todd Hanks is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
K. S. Hardy is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
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, 2020
Michele L. Harvey is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
K. L. Hasell is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
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, 2020
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, 2021
Marilyn Hazelton is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Berrien C. Henderson is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2008
Samantha Henderson lives in Southern California. Her poetry has been published in Weird Tales, Goblin Fruit, Mythic Delirium, Stone Telling, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, and Lone Star Stories. Her short fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Clarksworld, Fantasy, Abyss & Apex, and the anthologies Running with the Pack and Steampunk Reloaded.
Dwarf Stars 2006
Howard V. Hendrix is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2
Carolyn M. Hinderliter is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2020
C. William Hinderliter is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020
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, 2020, 2021
Mark Holloway is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Ruth Holzer is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
Elizabeth Howard is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
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
C. E. Hyun is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Alegria Imperial, a former journalist in the Philippines, graduated from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Manila with a degree of Literature in Journalism, a course that steeped her in Continental literary works. Her mainstream poems comprise her first published works in a few journals among them The Cortland Review, qarrtsiluni, and Passager.  Her discovery of haiku started her writing short Japanese poetry forms that have since been widely published with some gaining awards. She launched her first e-chapbook, ‘counting star-bones’ of 20 contemporary haiku, Yavanika Press, Bangalore, India, July 2018 followed recently by another e-chapbook, ‘we do not bleed like nigtingales when felled singing’ at Bones Journal Books, 2020. Both arearchived at The Haiku Foundation Digital Library. She immigrated to Canada 12 years ago, where she now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Major Jackson is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Charlee Jacob (1952–2019) was an American author specializing in horror fiction, dark fantasy, and poetry. Her writing career began in 1981 with the publication of several poems under the name Charlee Carter Broach. She began writing as Charlee Jacob in 1986. Charlee was also a digger for dinosaur bones, a seller of designer rags, and a cook, to mention only a few things. With more than 950 publishing credits, this native Texan was best known for her graphic explorations of the themes of human degradation, sexual extremism, and supernatural evil. Her first novel This Symbiotic Fascination (Necro Publications, 1997) was nominated for the International Horror Guild Award and the Bram Stoker Award. Some of her recent publishing projects include the novels Containment, Still, Vestal, and Season of the Witch, all from Necro Publications. She was a three-time Bram Stoker Award winner, two of those awards for her novel Dread in the Beast and the poetry collection Sineater; the third award for collaborative poetry collection, Vectors, with Marge Simon. Permanently disabled, she had begun to paint as one of her forms of physical therapy.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Duro Jaiye is.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Soren James is a writer and visual artist who recreates himself on a daily basis from the materials at his disposal, continuing to do so in an upbeat manner until one day he will sumptuously throw his drained materials aside and resume stillness without asking why. More of his work can be seen here: sorenjames.wordpress.com
Dwarf Stars 2018
Tim Jamieson is.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007
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
Holly Jensen’s work has appeared in PANK Magazine, Pear Noir! the Midwest Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the author of Selected Timelines: Past and Future (Neon Books, 2014) and lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Jennifer Jerome is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Emily Jiang is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Yunsheng Jiang lives in Shanghai.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Joyce Sandeen Johnson is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Mat Joiner is a writer and poet living near Birmingham, England. His work has appeared in Not One Of Us, Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit, and Stone Telling. With Shira Lipkin, he co-edits the speculative poetry webzine, Liminality.
Dwarf Stars 2014
R. Mac Jones is.
Dwarf Stars 2021
Tim Jones is a New Zealand poet, author and editor who was awarded both the New Zealand Society of Authors Janet Frame Memorial Award for Literature and a Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2010. His latest book, co-edited with PS Cottier, is the anthology The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry (2014). For more, see timjonesbooks.blogspot.com
Dwarf Stars 2010
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
Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, editor and the publisher of ChiZine Publications. She is fond of red lipstick, gin & tonics, and Idris Elba.
Dwarf Stars 2011, 2013
Steven B. Katz is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
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. HerbKauderer.com
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
W. B. Keckler is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
M. Kei is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2010
Bridget Kelley-Lossada is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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
M. X. Kelly lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her partner, Val, their three cats, and a coffee pot. Her work has appeared in Star*Line, Abyss & Apex, Scifaikufest, Queer Sci-Fi, and other magazines and anthologies across the known ’verse. M.X.’s website can be summoned with the typed incantation of mxkelly.weebly.com/.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Patricia Kelly is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2009
S. A. Kelly is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Julie Bloss Kelsey’s science fiction poetry has appeared in Star*Line, Grievous Angel, Scifaikuest, and Jersey Devil Press. 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, 2020, 2021
Simon Kewin is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Laura King is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Mariko Kitakubo is.
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2009
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 is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and 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, 2020, 2021
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, 2020, 2021
Manos Kounougakis is.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2017
Michael Kriesel is the former poetry editor of Rosebud magazine, as well as the 2016 SFPA contest judge, and the winner of The North American Review’s Hearst Prize and numerous other awards,. Pebblebrook Press published his first full-length collection Zen Amen: abecedarians in 2019. His work appears in the 2017 anthology New Poetry from the Midwest. A past President of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, his poems and reviews have appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Antioch Review, Library Journal, Rattle, The ProgressiveSmall Press Review, and Wisconsin People & Ideas.  Read his electronic chapbook of short poems Every Name in the Book at righthandpointing.net/michael-kriesel-every-name
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015
Geoffrey A. Landis is a physicist, science fiction writer, and poet. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Heinlein award for fiction, and the Rhysling and Dwarf Stars awards for poetry. When he is not writing, he is a scientist at the NASA John Glenn Research Center, developing new technologies for spaceflight.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2020
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
David W. Landrum is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Dennis M. Lane is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Beth Langford is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
David Glen Larson is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
John Edward Lawson is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. Her two latest books are from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum: "Elemental Haiku," containing haiku for each element of the periodic table, was published by Ten Speed Press in 2019, and "The Sign of the Dragon," an epic fantasy with Chinese and Mongolian elements, was published as an ebook in 2020. She has an antiquated website at marysoonlee.com and tweets at @MarySoonLee.
Dwarf Stars 2019, 2020, 2021
Sandi Leibowitz is.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2
Rose Lemberg is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2014
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
Darrell Lindsey is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Gregory Longenecker is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Aurelio Rico Lopez III is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Monica Louzon is.
Dwarf Stars 2021
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
Roddy Lumsden is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
paul m is.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2010, 2018
Minadora Macheret is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Kurt MacPhearson is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
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
Rich Magahiz has a day job working with computers, originally as a physicist, later as a devops engineer. He's published some poetry in Scifaikuest, Dreams and Nightmares, Abyss and Apex, and Star*Line, and has had one poem nominated for the Rhysling Award. He lives close to where he grew up on the west coast.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2017
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, 2020, 2021
Amelia Martens is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Jeannie Martin is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Scott Mason is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
dl mattila is.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2018
Robin Mayhall is a writer and editor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who has battled rheumatoid arthritis since age 21. She enjoys reading, especially history, and hanging out with her cat. She has seen poetry, articles, and stories published in a number of publications, including Star*Line, and has had two poems nominated for the Rhysling Award. She has been an SFPA member too long to remember when she joined!
Robin edited the online zine Abyss & Apex for several years (under the pen name Aleta Daknis) and was editor of the 2017 and 2020 Dwarf Stars anthologies. She has written two young adult graphic novels—The Quest for Dragon Mountain and He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not—both for Lerner Publishing/Graphic Universe.

Dwarf Stars 2007
Lauren Mayhew is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
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 Fantasy & Science Fiction. She enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for troops.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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
Tanya McDonald is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Marietta McGregor is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
David McKee is.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017
Joanne Merriam is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Alan Meyrowitz is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2015
P. Andrew Miller is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
j. mirio is a poet from Madison, Wisconsin.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Dan Mitrut is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Vasile Moldovan is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
Joanne Morcom is.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2010, 2013
Drew Morse is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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, 2021
Kristine Ong Muslim is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2012
Kim L. Neidigh is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Mari Ness is.
Dwarf Stars 2014, 2015
Karen L. Newman is.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008
Ngo Binh Anh Khoa is.
Dwarf Stars 2020, 2021
Scott Nicolay is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
ayaz daryl nielsen, veteran and former hospice nurse, lives in Longmont, Colorado, USA. Editor of bear creek haiku (35+ years/160+ issues) with poetry published worldwide, he is online at bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info. Among other deeply appreciated honors, he is especially delighted by the depth and heart of poets worldwide whose poems have a home in bear creek haiku’s print and online presence.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2020
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, 2020, 2021
Stuart Nunn is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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
Cindy O’Quinn is an Appalachian writer now living and writing on an old homestead in northern Maine. Cindy is a Bram Stoker Award and Rhysling Award nominated writer. Her work is published or forthcoming in Shotgun Honey Presents Vol 4: Recoil, HWA Poetry Showcase: Vol. V, The Twisted Book of Shadows Anthology, Eerie Christmas Anthology, Sanitarium Magazine, Space & Time Magazine, Star*Line, and others.
Dwarf Stars 2020
A. J. Odasso is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2015
Iulian Olaru is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Brian Gene Olson is.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Eric Otto is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Linda Papanicolaou is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Dominik Parisien is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Jeffrey Park is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Like a magpie, Rhonda Parrish is constantly distracted by shiny things. She’s the editor of many anthologies and author of plenty of books, stories and poems. She lives with her husband and three cats in Edmonton, Alberta, and she can often be found there playing Dungeons and Dragons, bingeing crime dramas or cheering on the Oilers. Her website, updated regularly, is at rhondaparrish.com and her Patreon, updated even more regularly, is at patreon.com/RhondaParrish.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Kiwanda Paul is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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
Juan Manuel Pérez is a Mexican-American poet of indigenous descent and the current Poet Laureate for Corpus Christi, Texas (2019–2020), is the author of several books of poetry including two new books, Space in Pieces (The House Of The Fighting Chupacabras Press, 2020) and Screw the Wall! and Other Brown People Poems (FlowerSong Press, 2020).
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2020, 2021
Victor Piñeiro is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Robert Piotrowski is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
John R. Platt is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
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
Joan Prefontaine is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Claudia Coutu Radmore is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
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, 2020
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
Wendy Rathbone is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
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
Terrie Leigh Relf is a lifetime member of the SFPA and an active member of the HWA. She is the poetry editor for Tales from the Moonlit Path and the contest judge and editor for Alban Lake Publishing's "somewhat quarterly" Drabble contest. In addition to being a poet and fiction writer, Relf is also a professional content provider, editor, writing and life coach. You can learn more about her by visiting the following websites: tlrelf.wordpress.comterrieleighrelf.com, and tlrelfreikipractitioner.wordpress.com.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2020
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
S. Brackett Robertson is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Iliana Rocha is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Lana M. 'Rochel is.
Dwarf Stars 2021
Marsheila Rockwell is.
Dwarf Stars 2012, 2018
Karen A. Romanko has seen over 100 of her poems and short stories published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Aberrant Dreams, Ideomancer, and Lone Star Stories. When she switches literary hats, she edits and publishes speculative fiction and poetry anthologies under the Raven Electrick Ink imprint, such as Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia (2010) and Jack-o'-Spec: Tales of Halloween and Fantasy (2011).
Dwarf Stars 2007, 2008, 2009
Susan Rooke is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Brian Rosenberger is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Allan Rozinski is a writer of speculative poetry and fiction. His poetry and fiction has most recently been accepted or published in Spectral RealmsWeirdbookStar*LineThe Literary Hatchet, and the 2020 Rhysling Anthology, which contains his 2020 Rhysling-nominated poems “The Solace of the Father Moon” (short category) and “Cannibal Rex” (long category). He can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Jenny Rossi is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Matt S is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Tom Sacramona is.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2020
oino sakai is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
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
Teri Santitoro is the editor of Scifaiku.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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, 2020, 2021
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
Albert Schlaht is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Jennifer Schwabach is.
Dwarf Stars 2010

Ann K. Schwader’s poems have recently appeared in Spectral Realms, Dreams & Nightmares, Star*Line, Abyss & Apex, and Weird Fiction Review. Her most recent collection, Dark Energies (P’rea Press 2015)  was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist. She was voted SFPA Grand Master in 2018.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020

Greg Schwartz works in a cubicle. He's been lucky enough to win a Dwarf Stars Award and publish a chapbook of horror poems, Bits & Pieces. He was formerly the staff cartoonist for SP Quill Magazine and a book reviewer for Whispers of Wickedness.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2020
Jenny Schwartz is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Alexandra Seidel spent many a night stargazing when she was a child. These days, she writes stories and poems, something the stargazing helped with. Alexa's writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, and elsewhere. You can follow her on Twitter @Alexa_Seidel, like her Facebook page (facebook.com/AlexaSeidelWrites/), and find out what she’s up to at alexandraseidel.com
Dwarf Stars 2012
Nita Sembrowich is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
semi is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2013, 2021
Claudia Serea is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
John W. Sexton is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
William Shaw is a poet from Sheffield, England. One day he might catch an idea of his own. You can find him on Twitter @Will_S_7 
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2020, 2021
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 2018, 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
Marge Simon lives in Ocala, Florida, and serves on the HWA Board of Trustees. She has three Bram Stoker Awards, Rhysling Awards for Best Long and Best Short Fiction, the Elgin, Dwarf Stars and Strange Horizons Readers’ Award. Marge’s poems and stories have appeared in Clannad, Pedestal Magazine, Asimov’s, Silver Blade Polu Texni, Bete Noire, New Myths, Daily Science Fiction, et al. Her stories also appear in anthologies such as Tales of the Lake 5, Chiral Mad 4, You, Human and The Beauty of Death, to name a few. She attends the ICFA annually as a guest poet/writer. Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/-/e/B006G29PL6
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2
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
Noel Sloboda earned his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, with a concentration in literary modernism and secondary expertise in Shakespeare studies. His dissertation on Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein became a book: The Making of Americans in Paris (2008). Between 2006 and 2016, he sat on the board of directors for the Gamut Theatre Group, in Harrisburg PA, while serving as dramaturg for its nationally-recognized Shakespeare company. His writing on Shakespeare has appeared in journals such as Studies in the HumanitiesShakespeare BulletinThe Journal of the Wooden O, The Shakespeare Newsletter, and in the anthology In/Fidelity: Essays on Film Adaptation. During the past decade, Sloboda has also published two collections of poetry along with hundreds of poems in journals and magazines. Sloboda is currently an Associate Professor at Penn State York.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2021
dan smith is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2013
Daniel C. Smith has published dozens of stories, articles, reviews and poems in the genres of science fiction and horror.  His speculative poetry has received an honorable mention the year’s Best of Fantasy and Horror and has also been included in several anthologies, including ChangesWondrous Web Worlds, and Dwarf Stars.  His first two short story collections, Nano-Bytes and 3 of a Perfekt Pear, are available in print and electronic form from Nomadic Delirium Press (nomadicdeliriumpress.com).
Dwarf Stars 2006
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, 2020
Steve Sneyd (1941–2018) was a Grand Master of SFPA and an important speculative poet and stalwart proponent, chronicler and historian of SF poetry, publishing SF poetry since the late 1970s (at least). His poetry appeared in Star*Line, Dreams & Nightmares, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry and Hadrosaur Tales, as well as many SF and poetry journals, fanzines, and small-press anthologies. His collections include Gestaltmacher, Gestaltmacher, Make Me a Gestalt: Ninety-Nine Poems from the Nineties (The Four Quarters, 2000) and Mistaking the Nature of the Posthuman (Hilltop Press, 2008). His handwritten SF poetry newsletter, DataDump, in print since 1992, published more than 200 issues.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Christina Sng is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Collection of Nightmares, Elgin Award runner-up Astropoetry, and A Collection of Dreamscapes. Her poems have appeared in numerous venues and received nominations for the Rhysling Awards and the Dwarf Stars Award, as well as honorable 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, 2020, 2021
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, 2020
J. E. Stanley is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
John Stevenson is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
W. Gregory Stewart is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
Maria Steyn is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Cheryl Stiles is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Debbie Strange is an internationally published short-form poet, haiga artist, and photographer whose creative passions connect her more closely to the world and to herself. She enjoys exploring the wilds with her husband in their lime green 1978 VW campervan. Debbie maintains a publications and awards archive at debbiemstrange.blogspot.com.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2020, 2021
Lynn Strongin is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Alan Summers is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
David Lee Summers is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
George Swede is.
Dwarf Stars 2009, 2012
Anna Sykora is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Sonya Taaffe is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Barbara (Booth) Tate is an award-winning artist and writer, originally from Akron, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Santa Fe Literary Review, Storyteller Magazine, Modern Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, Frogpond, Presence, Blithe Spirit, Akitsu Quarterly, seashores, Hedgerow, Cattails, Autumn Moon Journal and Wales Haiku Journal, among others. Past President of the Tri-County Society of Fine Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio she was a finalist in the United Poet Laureate International competition for the Alexander Fui Sak Chang Award—short free verse in Chinese or English and 1st place in the Gulf Coast Writers Assoc. (poetry division). She is a member of the British Haiku Society, Haiku Society of America and Haiku Canada, currently residing in Winchester, TN. Her son Duane Booth lives in Akron, Ohio as does three grandchildren Justin & his wife Jamie, Brandon & Kaitlin & new addition great-granddaughter Aubrianna.
Dwarf Stars 2020
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
N. E. Taylor is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2018
Paul Kareem Tayyer is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Arlene Teck is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Michelle Tennison is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff is an Aurora Award winning poet/writer/editor from the west coast of Canada, and her work has appeared in such publications as Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, and On Spec.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007
Cathy Tenzo is.
Dwarf Stars 2020
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, 2020, 2021
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
2018, 2019, 2021
Pat Tompkins is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2014
Mary A. Turzillo won the 2000 Nebula for Novella with Mars Is No Place for Children. Her poetry collection Lovers & Killers won the 2013 Elgin Award. She has been on the British SF Association, Pushcart, Stoker, Dwarf Stars, and Rhysling ballots. Sweet Poison, her collaboration with Marge Simon, was a Stoker finalist and won the 2015 Elgin. Her novel Mars Girls came out in 2017 from Apex. Her literary horror collection Bonsai Babies (Omnium Gatherum, 2016) contains several award-winning stories. Satan’s Sweethearts, also with Simon, won second place in the Elgin Award. Her current project is A Mars Cat and his Boy. She was on the U.S. foil fencing team for Veteran World Championships in Germany, 2016. She lives in Ohio, with her husband scientist-writer-fencer Geoffrey Landis.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2
Rod Usher is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
ushi is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Cor van den Heuvel is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
JoSelle Vanderhooft is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Holly Lyn Walrath is a writer of poetry and short fiction. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Fireside Fiction, Liminality, Eye to the Telescope, and elsewhere. She is a freelance editor and volunteer with Writespace literary center in Houston, Texas. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath or at hlwalrath.com.
Dwarf Stars 2018, 2021
Trent Walters has had poems in Asimov's, Dreams and Nightmare, Minnesota River Review, The Pedestal, Star*Line, Typehouse, among others.
Dwarf Stars 2019
Linda Jeannette Ward is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Brittany Warman is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Jamie Wasserman is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
William John Watkins is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
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
Michael Dylan Welch is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Maceo J. Whitaker is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Lucy Whitehead writes haiku and poetry. Her haiku have been published widely in numerous international journals and anthologies such as Acorn, Autumn Moon Haiku, Blithe Spirit, bones, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, Frogpond, hedgerow, Modern Haiku, Otata, Presence, Prune Juice, The Heron's Nest, tinywords, and The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018 and 2019. Her longer poetry has recently been published or is forthcoming in Broken Spine Artist Collective, Burning House Press, Clover and White, Kissing Dynamite Poetry, Parentheses Journal, Pink Plastic House, 3 Moon Magazine, Re-side, The Wombwell Rainbow, and Twist in Time Literary Magazine. You can find her on Twitter @blueirispoetry.
Dwarf Stars 2019, 2020
N. C. Whitehead is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Neal Wilgus is.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017
Andrew J. Wilson lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. His short stories, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared all over the world. Recent work has been published in Umbrellas of Edinburgh: Poetry and Prose Inspired by Scotland's Capital CityScotia Extremis: Poems from the Extremes of Scotland's Psyche, and Multiverse: An International Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry. With Neil Williamson, he coedited the award-nominated anthology Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction.
Dwarf Stars 2020
Kath Abela Wilson travels the world with her mathematician and flute-player husband Rick Wilson. They live essentially on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California. She has always had a taste for the surreal in art and literature and has published in many journals including Astropoetica, Atlas Poetica, Illumen, Eye to the Telescope, Star*Line, Pirene's Fountain, and Scryptic. Hosting poetry workshops and salons, she leads the performance group Poets on Site. Her weekly Poetry Corner for CololadoBoulevard.net features environmental and fantastic themes. Her books include Owl Still Asking, Tanka for Troubled Times; Driftwood Monster, Haiku for Troubled Times; Locofo Chaps (Moria Press). She has won many haiku and tanka awards.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Matthew Wilson is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
Stephen M. Wilson (1970–2013) was the poetry editor for Abyss & Apex and also edited the speculative poetry twitterzine microcosms and San Joaquin Delta College’s literary magazine, Artifact. Stephen also spent more than three years as the poetry editor for Doorways. He and Linda D. Addison were editors for the 2013 Dwarf Stars anthology.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Shannon Connor Winward is.
Dwarf Stars 2017, 2018
James Won is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
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, 2020, 2021
Jeffrey Woodward is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Charles Wright is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Grzegorz Wróblewski is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
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 + 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2019
Peter Yovu is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Rafal Zabratynski is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Kimberly Zajac is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
José Luis Zárate is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Lee Clarke Zumpe is.
Dwarf Stars 2009


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