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I get reprinted in the strangest places 
20th-Jun-2016 09:09 am
talent, pencil
Of all the things I've ever published, my poem, "Icarus", originally published in Strange Horizons in 2000, is the one that seems to generate the most continued interest. I still get the odd email about it from time to time. It's also been reprinted at least 3 times: in the first Best of Strange Horizons anthology, on a website devoted to different artistic interpretations of the Daedalus and Icarus myth, and in an English textbook for high school students in Australia.

Now I've gotten a request to reproduce the poem as part of an assessment test for students in Michigan. I feel kind of weird having written something that's apparently so tailor-made for school assignments, but since part of what I was trying to capture in the poem was the recklessness of adolescence/early adulthood, I guess it fits?
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20th-Jun-2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
How random! I'll tell my kids to keep an eye out for it and let you know what the questions are like; given that they have 5 weeks of testing _every year_, it'll probably come up sooner or later. Which test?
20th-Jun-2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
Five weeks of testing. Goodness!

I'm not sure which test yet - I'll probably know more when I get the actual release form. I'll definitely let you know.
20th-Jun-2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm impressed!
21st-Jun-2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you!
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