The 2012 Rhysling Winners

2012 Rhysling Award—Short Poem: Shira Lipkin
Winning poem: "The Library, After"

Appeared in Mythic Delirium

Shira Lipkin's poetry and short fiction have been published in Apex Magazine, Stone Telling, Chizine, Interfictions 2, Mythic Delirium, and other wonderful magazines and anthologies. She lives in Boston with her family and the requisite cats, most of whom also write. She also fights crime with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, does six impossible things before breakfast, and would like a nap now.

2012 Rhysling Award—Long Poem: Megan Arkenberg
Winning poem: "The Curator Speaks in the Department of Dead Languages"

Appeared in Strange Horizons

megan arkenberg photoMegan Arkenberg is a student in Wisconsin who, after next semester, will hopefully be able to call herself a teacher. Her short stories have recently appeared in Asimov's, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her poetry has been published in Strange Horizons, Ideomancer, and dozens of other places. She procrastinates by editing the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance and the historical fiction e-zine Lacuna.


Second Place—Short Poem: Erik Amundsen
Poem: “The Lend”

Appeared in Stone Telling


Second Place—Long Poem: G. O. Clark and Kendall Evans
Poem: “The 25-Cent Rocket: One-Quarter of the Way to the Stars”

Appeared in Dreams and Nightmares

g.o. clark photoG. O. Clark is the author of ten poetry collections, the most recent, White Shift, 2012, and a short-story collection, The Saucer Under My Bed & Other Stories, 2011, both from Sam's Dot Publishing. He won the Asimov's Readers Award for poetry in 2001, and was a Stoker Award nominee in 2012. He lives in Davis, CA.
Kendall Evans photoMore than 250 poems by Kendall Evans have been published in various sf, fantasy, and horror magazines and anthologies. He is the author of a book-length dramatic poem, The Rings of Ganymede, for which he is currently seeking a publisher.

Photo at Condor Science Fiction convention by Kenn Bates.

Third Place—Short Poem: Lyn C. A. Gardner
Poem: “In Translation”

Appeared in Tales of the Talisman

lyn c. a. gardner photoLyn C. A. Gardner keeps company with five feline friends. Her first poetry collection, Dreaming of Days in Astophel, is available from Sam's Dot Publishing. Her first cat, Tino, actually did type "Nio" on her laptop one day. From his vantage on her shoulders, he purred feline wisdom while she wrote and helped to shape "In Translation."
Third Place—Long Poem: Mary Turzillo
Poem: “The Legend of the Emperor’s Space Suit (A Tale of Consensus Reality)”

Appeared in New Myths

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