The 2022 Rhysling Winners

Linda D. Addison photo2022 Rhysling Award—Short Poem: Mary Soon Lee
Winning poem: Confessions of a Spaceport AI

Appeared in Uncanny 43

Mary Soon Lee was born and raised in London, but has lived in Pittsburgh for over twenty years. Her latest books are from opposite ends of the poetry spectrum: Elemental Haiku, containing haiku for the periodic table, and The Sign of the Dragon, an epic fantasy with Chinese elements, winner of the 2021 Elgin Award. She hides her online presence with a cryptically named website ( and an equally cryptic Twitter account (@MarySoonLee).

Geoffrey A. Landis photo

Second Place—Short Poem: Geoffrey A. Landis
Gravity (some things that fly)

Appeared in Space & Time Magazine 140

Geoffrey A. Landis is a physicist, science fiction writer, and poet. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, and Heinlein award for fiction, and the Rhysling and Dwarf Stars awards for poetry. When he is not writing, he is a scientist at the NASA John Glenn Research Center, developing new technologies for spaceflight.


Linda D. Addison photoThird Place—Short Poem: Linda D. Addison
“The Butterfly Affect”

Appeared in Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology, eds. S. D. Vasallo & Steven M. Long (Brigids Gate Press)

Linda D. Addison, HWA Bram Stoker Award® five-time recipient, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend. She received the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA Mentor of the Year and SFPA Grand Master. Her site:


Honorable Mention Poems:
our translucent bodies • Devin Miller • Mermaids Monthly 6

“dry land”Maria Zoccola • Strange Horizons, 7 June

“Exquisite” • Lee Murray• Tortured Willows: Bent, Bowed, Unbroken, collab. antho. (Yuriko Publishing)



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