Dwarf Stars contributor bios
Jonel Abellanosa is.
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.
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
Susan Antolin is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
Billy Antonio is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Aurora Antonovic is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Fay Aoyagi is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Donald R. Anderson is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
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 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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Crystal Boson is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
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
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.
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.
Dwarf Stars 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Tony Burfield is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Gary C. Busha is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
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
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
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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2017
Carolyn Clink is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2014
Frank Coffman is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
Alicia Cole is.
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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2006
William Cullen, Jr. is.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2016
Ron Czerwien is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Mark Danowsky is.
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 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
Holly Day is.
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
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
Peg Duthie is.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014
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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2014, 2015
Amelia Fielden is.
Dwarf Stars 2007
Livia Finucci is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
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
Jeannine Hall Gailey is.
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
Toni J. Gardner is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Brian Garrison is.
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
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
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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Piotr Gwiazda is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
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
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
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
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
C. William Hinderliter is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
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
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
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
Soren James is.
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 is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Jennifer Jerome is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Emily Jiang is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Yunsheng Jiang is.
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
Tim Jones is.
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.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
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 is.
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.
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2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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).
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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.
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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.

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Manos Kounougakis is.
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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
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.
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David W. Landrum is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Dennis M. Lane is.
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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 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.
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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
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.
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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 is.
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
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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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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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
Scott Nicolay is.
Dwarf Stars 2010
ayaz daryl nielsen is.
Dwarf Stars 2017
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
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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.
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2019
A. J. Odasso is.
Dwarf Stars 2013, 2015
Iulian Olaru is.
Dwarf Stars 2008
Eric Otto is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
Linda Papanicolaou is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Dominik Parisien is.
Dwarf Stars 2014
Jeffrey Park is.
Dwarf Stars 2013
Rhonda Parrish is.
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.
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Juan Perez is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
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.
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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
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.
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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
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).
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S. Brackett Robertson is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Iliana Rocha is.
Dwarf Stars 2016
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
Jenny Rossi is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
Matt S is.
Dwarf Stars 2011
Tom Sacramona is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
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
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.
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Greg Schwartz is.
Dwarf Stars 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2
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
Claudia Serea is.
Dwarf Stars 2015
John W. Sexton is.
Dwarf Stars 2012
William Shaw is.
Dwarf Stars 2018
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.
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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
dan smith is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2011, 2013
Daniel C. Smith is.
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
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 (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
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.
Dwarf Stars 2017
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
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.
Dwarf Stars 2006, 2007
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
2018, 2019
Pat Tompkins is.
Dwarf Stars 2010, 2012, 2014
Mary Turzillo is.
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
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 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
N. C. Whitehead is.
Dwarf Stars 2009
Neal Wilgus is.
Dwarf Stars 2015, 2017
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
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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