The 2003 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2003 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"Potherb Gardening" by Ruth Berman

Second Place
"A Ghost Story" by Mike Allen

Third Place
"meteor shower" by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

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First Place (tie)
"Epochs in Exile: A Fantasy Trilogy" by Charles Saplak & Mike Allen
"Matlacihuatl’s Gift" by Sonya Taaffe

Second Place
"Medusa's Tale" by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Third Place
"Not One of Us" by Tyree Campbell



The 2003 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2002

2003 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Rhysling Chairs: Mike Allen and Drew Morse
Compiling and Layout: Mike Allen
Printing: Mike Williams
Cover Art: Tim Mullins
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association


Short Poems First Published in 2002

Mike Allen • A Ghost Story • Weird Tales, Spring 2002.
Mike Allen • A Million Layers Removed • Tales of the Unanticipated 23, 2002.
Anastasia Andersen • The Storm Maidens • Raven Electrick, Oct. 2002.
Jim Applegate • Final Whimper • Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, Aug. 2002.
Ruth Berman • Potherb Gardening • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Dec. 2002.
Francis Cartier • On Einstein • Star*Line 25.1, 2002.
G. O. Clark • The Tree • Talebones, Spring 2002.
Erin Donahoe • Like Death • Dreams & Nightmares 62, 2002.
James S. Dorr • Annchuck, by Daylight • Gothic.Net, Aug. 2002.
Chris Ferrier • The Fortune Teller • Weird Tales, Spring 2002.
Robert Frazier • Footnote, from “The Official Guide to Time Travel” • Fantasy & Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2002.
Jennifer A. Grier • At the Last • Star*Line 25.3, 2002.
Tracina Jackson-Adams • Seven Pairs of Iron Shoes • Star*Line 25.2, 2002.
Laura Jacobsen • The Watercolor Sky • Star*Line 25.2, 2002.
Rebecca Lu Kiernan • When a Snake Bites You in the Ass • Star*Line 25.3, 2002.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • meteor shower • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Spring 2002.
Tim Pratt • A Bestiary: Poor Bahamut • Strange Horizons, April 2002.
Marge Simon • Carnival 2001 • Dark Illuminati, Aug. 2002.
Marge Simon • Old Earth Is the Museum of Genetic Art • The Martian Wave, Sept. 2002.
Marge Simon • Salon de Nadir • Star*Line 25.5, 2002.
Scott Thomas • Buying November • Dark Illuminati, Aug. 2002.
Sheree Renée Thomas • Starry Crown • African Voices, Spring/Summer 2002.
Ian Watson • The Pleasure Surgeons • Dreams & Nightmares 62, 2002.
Ian Watson • Werechihuahua • Mythic Delirium 6, 2002.


Long Poems First Published in 2002

Abbi Ball • The Big Bang Cycle • Strange Horizons, June 2002.
Bruce Boston • Film Artifact: A Review • Science Fiction Poetry Review, Jan. 2002.
Bruce Boston • She Was There for Him the Last Time • (Miniature Sun Press, Oct. 2002).
Tyree Campbell • Not One of Us • Sex and the Single Alien (Writer’s Club Press, 2002).
C. A. Conrad • Frank • Strange Horizons, May 2002.
Denise Dumars • Dirge with Jazz Backbeat • Star*Line 25.6, 2002.
Kendall Evans • Mission to a Quantum Asteroid • Mythic Delirium 7, 2002.
Clark Hays • Devosha K. Deeos and the Disks of Eternity • Wicked Hollow 1, 2002.
Charlee Jacob • Doubt • Star*Line 25.5, 2002.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Medusa’s Tale • Mythic Delirium 7, 2002.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • millennial dreams • Dark Illuminati, Aug. 2002.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • A Voyage to the Moon • Mythic Delirium 6, 2002.
Robert Randolph Medcalf, Jr. • Ice Magic • Strange Horizons, March 2002.
Charles Saplak & Mike Allen • Epochs in Exile: A Fantasy Trilogy • Eotu Ezine, Feb. 2002.
Marge Simon • Another Start on Finite Time • Space and Time 96, 2002.
Sonya Taaffe • Matlacihuatl’s Gift • Dreams & Nightmares 63, 2002.
Laurel Winter • The Intergalactic Host Program • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct./Nov. 2002.


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