February 24th, 2010

Egrets Reading

2010 Dwarf Stars Editor

I am pleased to announce that Joshua Gage will be the 2010 Dwarf Stars editor. Josh is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He currently teaches English at Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College. He is a member of both the SFPA and the HSA. His book of haiku, breaths, is available on VanZeno Press, and Intrinsic Night, his collaboration with J. E. Stanley, is available on Sam's Dot Publishing.

On a personal note, he has a penchant for Pendleton shirts, rye whiskey and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs. He stomps around Cleveland in a purple bathrobe where he hosts the monthly Deep Cleveland Poetry hour and enjoys the beer at Brew Kettle.

Last summer, Josh proved invaluable as I prepared for speculative haiku presentations in Ottawa for Haiku North America and in Montreal for WorldCon. He put together a trifold hand out for me, "The Universe in Three Lines," that I used at both events. Furthermore, his haiku is one of my favorites in this year's Red Moon Anthology, "where the wind turns: The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku 2009" Josh's mainstream haiku have appeared in major haiku journals.

As I hand over the torch, I can't help but be hopeful for the future of Dwarf Stars. Since it is an Awards Anthology, I feel it is important to switch editorial selection committees from time-to-time to expose the membership to the greater depth of speculative short poetry that is being published. I will miss being the editor, but feel Dwarf Stars is in good hands.

In addition, I'd like to thank Stephen Wilson for being my co-editor these past three years. I'm pleased with what we were able to accomplish together. In April, Stephen is launching a new speculative twitter zine, microcosms, which I hope will produce many future Dwarf Stars candidates. I wish him the best with his new venture.