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POETRYMACHINE.COM - This is the web site for poet, poker player and punster, David Clink

The Role of Lightning in Evolution

This collection was published by Chizine Publications, under its Kelp Queen imprint. It was launched in November of 2016. The cover art is by Erik Mohr.
My events / readings / launches

The Role of Lightning in Evolution
(click here for details regarding my latest book!)

one of my poems is a finalist for the Aurora Award in the Poem/Song category:

After Midnight Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela Sept 2017 - Edge

I have three poems (one of which is a collaboration) that appear in The 2018 Rhysling Anthology (and therefore up for the Rhysling award):

After Midnight Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela Sept 2017 - Edge
“The Dead Languages of the Wind” Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela Sept 2017 – Edge
"My Response to Your Mayday Call" a collaborative poem by David Clink & Herb Kauderer - this has already been nominated for a Rhysling Award, and is a finalist for a Pushcart Prize.

Two other genre poems appeared in journals in 2017:

 Birdhouse Pulp Literature Spring 2017 - issue number 14
 “The Valet of the Shadow of Death Star*Line 40.4 Fall 2017





Award /
Nomination History

2007 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards -
Poetry Category
Second Place:
Copyright Notice 2525 - DOC | PDF

2008 Aurora Award -
Best Short Form Work in English
Finalist:
Falling - DOC | PDF

2013 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
First Place:
A Sea Monster Tells His Story DOC | PDF

2014 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Second Place:
A City of Buried Rivers - DOC | PDF

2014 Dwarf Stars Competition -
Best Short Poem
Third Place:
A Conversation Between a Time Traveler and His Apprentice - DOC | PDF


2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Tied for Second Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC | PDF

2015 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
The Machine - DOC - PDF

2015 Elgin Award -
Chapbook Category
Third Place:
If the World Were to Stop Spinning

2015 Rhysling Award
-
Long Poem
Third Place:
The Perfect Library - DOC - PDF

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Finalists for 2016 awards:

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Aurora Award -
Best Poem/Song
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Elegy for WLC - DOC - PDF

2016 Rhysling Award -
Short Poem
Finalist:
Portrait - DOC - PDF

Star*Line -
An Editor's Choice
Issue 39.4; Fall 2016:

Witching - HTML

Star*Line -
An Editor's Choice
Issue 39.1; Winter 2016:

The Advent of Machines - HTML






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Author Photo
Author Photo.
 
 The Role of Lightning in Evolution  
 Crouching Yak cover  
If the world were to stop spinning COVER


Monster Cover
 
   EFOOS_Cover2_lo_res.jpg  
     

 

David Clink - golf photoA Verdant Green - Cover

 

 

 

Links to Canadian Journals

Postage Rates - PDF | DOC updated to August 03, 2014

Postage Weights  - PDF | .DOC

Events

 About Me

 Eating Fruit Out of Season

 Monster

A Verdant Green

Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu

Rowers Pub Reading Series

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