I just got notification that my poem, Foreign Thoughts, has been nominated for the 2007 Rhysling Awards in the long poem category.
For those who may not be familiar with the Rhyslings, they are an annual award given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (www.sfpoetry.com
) for the best speculative poetry published in the prior year. The way the competition works is that members of the SFPA are each allowed to nominate one poem in the short category and long category (and you can't nominate a poem you wrote). The poems are published in the Rhysling anthology (so members can have easy access to the poems rather than having to search high and low for all the different publications) and then the membership votes for the best of the best. The winning entries are typically published in the Nebula awards anthology as well.
Needless to say, I'm feeling very honored.