We’re very pleased to announce that a poem published in our fourth volume has been nominated for a 2013 Rhysling Award (long poem). Helen Marshall’s “The Collected Works of Billy the Kid” has been described by our poetry editor, Dominik Parisien, as a “reimagining and interrogation of literature,” one that “provides us with ‘the lost years’ of […] Billy the Kid, and fills them with uncanny images and queer beauty.”
Speaking of Dominik, we’re pleased to see that he himself has been recognized in the long poem category for the 2013 Rhysling. His piece, “Sand Bags,” appeared in Strange Horizons this past November and jarred us: “the hole is an open mouth/ and her tongue throws words /like sand bags.”
Hats off to both of you lovely people.