The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced the 2019 Dwarf Stars and Elgin Awards winners.
The Dwarf Stars Award is given by the SFPA to recognize the best speculative poem of one to ten lines published in the previous year. Winners will have their work reprinted in the 2019 Dwarf Stars Anthology, edited by John C. Mannone.
- First Place: “embalmed”, Sofía Rhei, translated by Lawrence Schimel (Multiverse: An International Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry)
- Second Place: “where to hide an alien in plain sight”, LeRoy Gorman (Scryptic 1/19)
- Third Place: “Negative Space”, Sandra J. Lindow (Sky Island 4/21/18)
The Elgin Award is presented for the best poetry chapbook and the best full-length poetry book in the speculative genre. The Elgin Awards are named after the founder of SFPA, Suzette Haden Elgin and were chaired in 2019 by Charles Christian.
- First Place: Glimmerglass Girl, Holly Lyn Walrath (Finishing Line)
- Second Place: Built to Serve, G.O. Clark (Alban Lake)
- Third Place: Every Girl Becomes the Wolf, Laura Madeline Wiseman & Andrea Blythe (Finishing Line)
- First Place: War, Marge Simon & Alessandro Manzetti (Crystal Lake)
- Second Place: Artifacts, Bruce Boston (Independent Legions)
- Third Place: Witch Wife, Kiki Petrosino (Sarabande)
For more information, see the SFPA website.
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