Science Fiction Poetry Association

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The Science Fiction Poetry Association was established in 1978 by Suzette Haden Elgin[1] to bring together poets and readers interested in science fiction poetry. The organization publishes the journal Star*Line and the online magazine Eye To The Telescope, and provides market listings and industry news to members. Eye To The Telescope magazine, with its rotating editorship, broadens the scope of the organization's literary footprint.

The organization also administers the Rhysling Award and bestows the Dwarf Stars Award. The two awards involve the publication of annual anthologies of nominated works. The SFPA awards Grand Master status to poets who have been actively publishing genre poetry of high caliber for at least 20 years. In 2015 the president of the SFPA is Bryan D. Dietrich.


  • Elgin, Suzette Haden (2005). Mike Allen and Bud Webster, eds., ed. The Science Fiction Poetry Handbook. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Sam's Dot Publishing. p. 125 pp. ISBN 1-930847-81-5. Anyone who aspires to writing fantastic poetry should read this handbook carefully." – Joe Haldeman <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Roger Dutcher and Mike Allen, eds., ed. (2005). The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase. Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Prime Books. p. 170 pp. ISBN 0-8095-1162-2. This collection presents more than twenty-five years of the best poetry in the field of speculative literature. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. Suzette Haden Elgin Obituary, SFSite, Jan. 28, 2015.

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