Duane Ackerson

Biography of Duane Ackerson

Duane Ackerson poet

Duane Ackerson (born 1942) is an American writer of speculative poetry and fiction. He currently lives in Salem, Oregon.

Duane Ackerson's work has appeared in anthologies that include The Year's Best SF 1974, 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, Future Pastimes, and the textbook Writing Poetry. He has won the Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem twice, in 1978 and 1979.

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Exiling the Earth

First, we sent away the trees,
then the bubble of breath
they had long exhaled,
itself drifting off,
a large blue balloon
getting smaller and smaller
as the sky shrank away from us
to a pinprick that itself went out.
For a while,

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