Posted on Leave a comment

Back at the lab

Every year Analog magazine runs AnLab, its readers’ choice poll that allows readers to select their five favorites in each of its departments. (Except I think the cover, the cover may be three? If this was relevant to me, if I was doing magazine covers, regular readers would know it already, I promise.) This year, my nerd grief poem “Object Permanence” has made their list! You can read it here along with the other finalists.

If you’re paying close attention, that’s the second magazine for which I’ve been in the “reader favorites” poll this year. I find this incredibly gratifying. I think most of all what any of writers wants is to be read and to touch readers–but particularly in speculative poetry. No one imagines fame, fortune, and glory will accrue from writing speculative poetry. We’re just trying to say something that will be meaningful to someone else. Analog’s readers, like Uncanny’s before them on the fiction side, have said that I did that this year. Thank you so much, readers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *