The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Elgin Awards for best collections of speculative poetry published in the previous two years. Named after SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, awards are given in two categories: best chapbook and best full-length book.
2019 Elgin Award Results
Full-Length Book Category
Winner: War • Marge Simon & Alessandro Manzetti (Crystal Lake Publishing, 2018)
Second Place: Artifacts • Bruce Boston (Independent Legions, 2018)
Third Place: Witch Wife • Kiki Petrosino (Sarabande Books, 2017)
Winner: Glimmerglass Girl • Holly Lyn Walrath (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
Second Place: Built to Serve • G. O. Clark (Alban Lake, 2017)
Third Place: Every Girl Becomes the Wolf • Laura Madeline Wiseman & Andrea Blythe (Finishing Line Press, 2018)
This year’s Elgin Awards had 10 nominees in the chapbook category and 26 nominees in the full-length category.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association was established in 1978 and has an international membership. The 2019 Elgin Chair is Charles Christian, who also has served on the UK Society of Authors’ Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee, is on the British Haiku Society management committee, and for two years was a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel.Worlds: The 12 Rules.
[Via Locus Online.]