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?