The Elgin Awards, named for Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. Chapbooks must contain 10-39 pages of poetry and books must contain 40 or more pages of poetry.
This year’s awards are a personal thrill to me. Space and Time magazine has published a good many of them in our pages at one time or another. Even better, I can boast a personal friend. Congratulations to all of the Elgin winners this year—well deserved recognition!
Bug hugs to Marge Simon (and Bryan Dietrich) for The Demeter Diaries. Next time we get together, drinks are on me so I can toast your success.
Here is the list of this years winners and their works:
First Place: The Book of Fly, John Philip Johnson
Second Place: The Last Mastodon, Christina Olson
Third Place: Fragments from the Book of the After-Dead, Herb Kauderer
For Full-Length Collection
First Place: Soft Science, Franny Choi
Second Place: Elemental Haiku, Mary Soon Lee
Third Place Tie: The Comfort of Screams, Gary O. Clark, and The Demeter Diaries, Marge Simon and Bryan Dietrich