This is finally public – I have been awarded the 2020 Le Guin Feminist SF Fellowship sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). The fellowship is awarded “to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction.” Locus reported about it here.
My project focuses on Le Guin’s poetry, and it has grown out of the retrospective essay on Le Guin’s poetry that I wrote for Climbing Lightly Through Forests, an anthology of poetic tributes to Le Guin which is co-edited by Lisa M. Bradley and myself. I’ve done a lot of research already, and a lot of writing which did not fit into the retrospective. In addition to poetry collections, I have also been looking at her chapbooks, and some of her translation work.
I can’t wait to go to the University of Oregon to do archival work at SCUA. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, the archives are closed to outside researchers. I am looking forward to the trip, and will keep you posted on the results.
Many thanks to my spouse Bogi Takács, as well as Lisa M. Bradley, Kate Elliott, and Jeremy Brett for your support and encouragement.