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.