The 2002 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2002 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"We Die as Angels" by William John Watkins

Second Place
"Threnody at Sea" by Mark Rudolph

Third Place
"True Love" by Ian Watson

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First Place
"How to Make a Human" by Lawrence Schimel

Second Place (tie)
"In Bubasti"s by Denise Dumars
"Pavane for a Cyber-Princess" by Bruce Boston

Third Place (tie)
"A Crash Course in Lemon Physics" by Robert Frazier
"Trouble with Math" by Roger Dutcher



The 2002 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2001

2002 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Rhysling Chair: Linda Addison
Design and Printing: Mike Williams
Cover Art: Allen Koszowski
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association


Short Poems First Published in 2001

Duane Ackerson • I Am the Bullet • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Spring 2001.
Linda Addison • Consumed • Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes: Space and Time, 2001.
Mike Allen • Saturn Devours His Children • Star*Line 24.2, 2001.
Tippi N. Blevins • A Star Is Born • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Autumn 2001.
Bruce Boston • Silent World • Star*Line 24.3, 2001.
Michael Carman • The Poet • Space & Time 94, 2001.
David Livingstone Clink • Shipwreck • Analog Science Fiction & Fact, Nov. 2001.
Erin Donahoe • Swan Transformed • Speculon, Oct. 2001.
Timons Esaias • It’s a Disaster, Really • Star*Line 24.1, 2001.
Donna Farley • February 4th, Farmer’s Almanac Entry • Mythic Delirium 5, 2001.
Charlee Jacob • Zero’s Demon • Taunting the Minotaur (Miniature Sun Press, 2001).
Tim Jones • The Stars, Natasha • Dreams & Nightmares 58, 2001.
Ward Kelley • If the Dead Must Speak • Strange Horizons, Jan. 2001.
Mary Soon Lee • Insignificant Others • 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology (Anamnesis Press, 2001).
Gary Lehmann • The Heat of the Moon • Strange Horizons, May 2001.
Rebecca Marjesdatter • Vampires on a Bed of Wild Rice • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Autumn 2001.
Wendy Rathbone & Jack Fisher • October Witches • Mythic Delirium 5, 2001.
Mark Rudolph • Threnody at Sea • Strange Horizons, Dec. 2001.
Ann K. Schwader • Jazz Vamps • Dreams of Decadence, Summer 2001.
Marge Simon • Autumn at the Robo Factory • Dreams & Nightmares 58, 2001.
Marge Simon • The Castaway Bar: 1967 • Speculon, Oct. 2001.
W. Gregory Stewart • Embers and Memory • Star*Line 24.2, 2001.
Nancy Ellis Taylor • Venusian Landscape: Portrait • Envelopes of Time (Electric Wine, 2001).
William John Watkins • We Die as Angels • Asimov’s Science Fiction, May 2001.
Ian Watson • True Love • Weird Tales, Summer 2001.


Long Poems First Published in 2001

Mike Allen & Charles M. Saplak • And All Dust Part of the Dreamer • Dreams & Nightmares 60, 2001.
Bruce Boston • Pavane for a Cyber-Princess • Pavane for a Cyber-Princes (Miniature Sun Press, 2001).
G. O. Clark & Bruce Boston • Shades and Illuminations • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Autumn 2001.
Denise Dumars • In Bubastis • Star*Line 24.2, 2001.
Roger Dutcher • Trouble with Math • Star*Line 24.1, 2001.
Jack Fisher & Wendy Rathbone • Back to October • Mythic Delirium 4, 2001.
Robert Frazier • A Crash Course in Lemon Physics • Strange Horizons, Nov. 2001.
Robert Frazier • Lament for Cyania • 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology (Anamnesis Press, 2001).
Charles Gramlich • Cross Plains Conjure Man • Star*Line 24.5, 2001.
Charlee Jacob • Compassion Against the Glass • Taunting the Minotaur (Miniature Sun Press, 2001).
Sandra Lindow • Requiem for Dinosaurs • Star*Line 24.5, 2001.
Mario Milosevic • Mark • Dreams & Nightmares 59, 2001.
Samuel Minier • The Stone (Lowlnthorne) • Space and Time 93, 2001.
Lawrence Schimel • How to Make a Human • Half-Human (Scholastic, 2001).
Darrell Schweitzer • Sir Boss Remembered • Star*Line 24.6, 2001.
Craig Sernotti • On the Floor • The Lion’s Eye, Spring 2001.
Heather Shaw • In the Shade of You • Speculon, Oct. 2001.


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