The 2004 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2004 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"Just Distance" by Roger Dutcher

Second Place
"Observe the Month of Spring" by Lucy Cohen Schmeidler

Third Place (tie)
"How I Will Outwit the Time Thieves" by Mike Allen
Nursery Ghosts by Sandra Lindow

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First Place
"Octavia Is Lost in the Hall of Masks" by Theodora Goss

Second Place
"A Portrait of the Artist" by Vandana Singh

Third Place
"Hugo Schizophrenica" by Charlee Jacob



The 2004 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2003

2004 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Rhysling Chair: Drew Morse
Layout and Design: Mike Allen
Cover Art and Design: Tim Mullins
Printing: Dark Regions Press
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association
ISBN: 1-888993-40-5


Short Poems First Published in 2003

Diane Ackerman • Cranial Sacral • Poetry 182.6, Sept. 2003.
Mike Allen • How I Will Outwit the Time Thieves • Strange Horizons, Dec. 2003.
Bruce Boston • To Feel the Cold • Dreams and Nightmares 64, Jan. 2003.
G.O. Clark • When She Dances • Talebones 27, Dec. 2003.
Roger Dutcher • Just Distance • Tales of the Unanticipated 24, July 2003.
Jeremy Gottwig • Warm Thick Beer • Mythic Delirium 9, Summer/Fall 2003.
John Grey • Night of the Living Dead • Star*Line 26.4, July/Aug. 2003.
Elizabeth Henderson • Winter in the Tropic of Cancer • Astropoetica 1, Fall 2003.
L.A. Story Houry • Basement World • Passion Fruit and Other Loops (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003).
Tracina Jackson-Adams • Hands Tell All • The Modern Art Cave (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003).
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • the length of a candle • Mythic Delirium 8, Winter/Spring 2003.
Sandra Lindow • Nursery Ghosts • Raven Electrick, June 2003.
April Lott • Isis • Dreams and Nightmares 64, Jan. 2003.
David Lunde • What It Comes Down To • Asimov's Science Fiction 27.3, March 2003.
Maureen McHugh • Alternate History • Asimov's Science Fiction 27.8, Aug. 2003.
Nathan Parker • Tomatoes Cannot Tolerate Frost • The Metastatic Whatnot 1, Fall 2003.
Karen R. Porter • She • Not One of Us 30, Sept. 2003.
Jessy Randall • The Seductiveness of the Memory Hole • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.2, Autumn 2003.
Mark Rudolph • Tarot Cards and UFOs • Strange Horizons, Oct. 2003.
Lucy Cohen Shmeidler • "Observe the Month of Spring" • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.1, Spring 2003.
Marge Simon • Language of Scorpions • The Pedestal Magazine, June–Aug. 2003.
Sonya Taaffe • Storm Gods of the Connecticut River Valley • Star*Line 26.1, Jan./Feb. 2003.
John Teehan • What to Do When an Alien Spacecraft Lands and the Visitors Come Out to Greet You • Star*Line 26.3, May/June 2003.
Ian Watson • Memory Man • Asimov's Science Fiction 27.7, July 2003.


Long Poems First Published in 2003

Mike Allen • Death of the Father • Petting the Time Shark and Other Poems (DNA Publications, 2003).
Bruce Boston • The Crow Is Dismantled in Flight • (Miniature Sun Press, 2003).
Richard Chwedyk • Rich and Pam Go to Fermilab and Later See a Dead Man • Strange Horizons, March 2003.
Erin Donahoe • Beast • Beast (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003).
Theodora Goss • Octavia Is Lost in the Hall of Masks • Mythic Delirium 8, Winter/Spring 2003.
Charlee Jacob • Hugo Schizophrenica • (Miniature Sun Press, 2003).
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • The Mad Scientist Has All the Time in the World • Mythic Delirium 9, Summer/Fall 2003.
Sandra Lindow • Morning Becomes the Milkman • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.2, Autumn 2003.
Tim Pratt • Clutch Purse • The Modern Art Cave (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003).
Tobias Seamon • Quasimodo Takes the Grand Tour • Strange Horizons, Sept. 2003.
Vandana Singh • A Portrait of the Artist • Strange Horizons, July 2003.
Steve Sneyd • A Price of Course Worth Paying • Dreams and Nightmares 64, Jan. 2003.
Sonya Taaffe • Green Fuses • Dreams and Nightmares 64, Jan. 2003.
Sonya Taaffe • Harlequin, Lonely • Star*Line 26.4, July/Aug. 2003.
Jamie Wasserman • The Prince Revisited • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 6.2, Autumn 2003.
James F. Yockey • What If • Strange Horizons, June 2003.


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