MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 21, 2017) — The Science Fiction Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of its 2017 Elgin Awards for best collections of speculative poetry published in the previous two years.
Named after SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin who passed away in 2015, the SFPA awards are presented to the top three contestants for best chapbook and for best full-length book.
2017 Elgin Award Results
Full-Length Book Category
“Field Guide to the End of the World”
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Moon City Press (2016)
“A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora”
Jenna Le Anchor
“Small Spirits Dark Dolls”
Midnight Town Media (2016)
Eye Scry Publications (2016)
Hyacinth Girl Press (2016)
“Radio Heart or How Robots Fall Out of Love”
Finishing Line Press (2016)
Alban Lake (2015)
This year’s Elgin Awards had 21 nominees in the chapbook category and 31 nominees in the full-length category, one of the largest years since the awards were first established in 2013.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association was established in 1978 and has an international membership representing over 19 nations and cultures including the United States, Italy, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, the Hmong, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
For more information visit http://www.sfpoetry.com.