The 2006 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2006 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"The Strip Search" by Mike Allen

Second Place
"Tsunami Child" by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Third Place
"South" by Marge Simon

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First Place
"The Tin Men" by Kendall Evans and David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Second Place
"Old Twentieth: A century full of years" by Joe Haldeman

Third Place
"First Cross of Mars" by Drew Morse


Winner Biographies and Award Photos


The 2006 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2005

2006 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: Drew Morse
Layout and Typesetting: Mike Allen
Cover Art: Enchantment, Maxfield Parrish, 1913
Cover Design: Gary Nurrish
Printing: BookSurge LLC
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Prime Books
ISBN: 0-8095-6064-2


Short Poems First Published in 2005

Duane Ackerson • Constellations • Alba 11, 3/1/05.
Danny Adams • Utnapishtim on Friday After Dessert • Mythic Delirium 13, Summer/Fall 2005.
Linda Addison • Storm of Souls • Fantastic Stories of the Imagination 16, Winter 2005.
Mike Allen • The Strip Search • Strange Horizons 10/3/2005.
Mike Allen & Ian Watson • Time Flood • Asimov's Science Fiction 29.2, Feb. 2005.
Chris Ambrose • Icarus • Space and Time 99, Spring 2005.
Michael A. Arnzen • Those Who Landed, Surprised to Discover that Zombies Had Taken Over the Planet • Dreams and Nightmares 72, Sept. 2005.
Greg Beatty • Prayer Causes Stars • Abyss & Apex 15, third quarter 2005.
Helena Bell • Prince Charming • Strange Horizons 2/28/05.
John Borneman • Grieve Not • Kenoma 2.4, Sept. 2005.
Bruce Boston • The Cathedral of Lost Faces • Flashquake 4.3, Spring 2005.
Ash Bowen • Through the Back Windshield • Stickman Review 4.2, Dec. 2005.
Harold Bowes • Like • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
Mary E. Choo • Keepers (from Grannie's Garden) • ChiZine 24, April–June 2005.
Constance Cooper • How the Sea People Mourn • Mythic Delirium 13, Summer/Fall 2005.
Jennifer Crow • Colder • Illumen 3, Autumn 2005.
cythera • Village of the Mermaids: A Painting by Paul Delvaux • Illumen 2, Spring 2005.
James S. Dorr • Ratatouille • Dreams & Nightmares 71, May 2005.
Roger Dutcher • Medusa • Medusa, ed. Steve Sneyd (Hilltop Press, 2005).
Marcus Ewert • [As the Sun Rises] • Star*Line 28.6, Nov/Dec 2005.
Chris Fox • Scorpions • Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 16, July 2005.
Robert Frazier • Robot Origami • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 108.3, March 2005.
John Garrison • After Cavafy • The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 12.4, July-Aug. 2005.
Todd Hanks • Slow Spider Sunset • Dreams and Nightmares 70, Jan. 2005.
Samantha Henderson • Reptile Brain • Lone Star Stories 9, 6/1/05.
Sandra Kasturi • Frankenstein's Monster's Wife's Therapist • Star*Line 28.2, March/April 2005.
Erin Keane • Orpheus Retires • Strange Horizons 5/9/05.
K.J. Kirby • From Earth to Moon • Star*Line 28.2, March/April 2005.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Application of Einstein's Theories to Personal Affairs • Raven Electrick, Nov. 2005.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Potato pilots • Star*Line 28.2, March/April 2005.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Tsunami child • Star*Line 28.5, Sept./Oct. 2005.
Rio Le Moignan • Baskets Full of Gods • Jabberwocky 1, July 2005.
Sandra Lindow • New from the Götterdämmerung Shop • From the Asylum, Oct. 2005.
Melissa Marr • Fighting the Tide • Star*Line 28.6, Nov/Dec 2005.
Helen Marshall • Mist and Shadows • Star*Line 28.3, May/June 2005.
Pam McNew • Thoughts, From a Sin Eater • Fortean Bureau 31, Sept. 2005.
Vincent Miskell • Screen Savior • From the Asylum, May 2005.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Once Upon a Time • Raven Electrick, March 2005.
Tim Pratt • A Bestiary: Tlaltecuhtli • Strange Horizons 4/11/05.
Teresa Noelle Roberts • The Presence of Merlin on Glastonbury Tor • PanGaia 42, Sept–Nov 2005.
Margo Roby • Mindgames • Prism Quarterly 7.4, April 2005.
Marsheila Rockwell • Fairy Tale Ending • Mytholog 3.3, Summer 2005.
Irving Rothchild • The Intelligent Designer • Skeptical Inquirer 29.6, Nov/Dec 2005.
Christiaan Sabatelli • The holes left behind • Wicked Hollow 9, Nov. 2005.
Charles Saplak • Genetics • Mythic Delirium 12, Winter/Spring 2005.
Ann K. Schwader • Lost Over East Texas • Mythic Delirium 12, Winter/Spring 2005.
Ann K. Schwader • Theoretical Physics of Loss • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
E. Sedia • The Sandman's Sestina • Dream the Dark Majestic, ed. Nancy Jackson, (Rage Machine Books, 2005).
Marge Simon • South • Illumen 2, Spring 2005.
Christina Sng • Medusa in L.A. • Tales of the Talisman 1.1, 2005.
Sonya Taaffe • Ibis, Scribe • Mythic Delirium 13, Summer/Fall 2005.
Sonya Taaffe • In Sight of the Seasons • Not One of Us 34, Sept. 2005.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • In Retirement • Lone Star Stories 8, 4/1/05.
roibeárd Uí-neíll • * sacrifice to the solstice * • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.3, Autumn 2005.
Jamie Wasserman • Catastrophic Love Song • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.2, Spring 2005.
Stephen M. Wilson • American Requiem • Wicked Karnival 5, Sept. 2005.
Stephen M. Wilson • O is for October • Wicked Karnival: Halloween Horrors, Oct. 2005.


Long Poems First Published in 2005

Mike Allen • Chagall's Lamp • Strange Horizons 3/7/05.
Mike Allen • Picasso's Rapture • Strange Horizons 6/6/05; Disturbing Muses (Prime Books, 2005).
Mike Allen & W. Gregory Stewart • Thanomorphosis • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
Louis Armand • Croatoan • Jacket 28, October 2005.
Lee Ballentine • The Double • Star*Line 28.6, November/December 2005.
Normand R. Bernier & Leonard R. Johnson, Jr. • Mindsong • Mindlings: Encounters Within Inner Space (Hats Off Books, 2005).
John Borneman • Sihu's Jar • Illumen 2, Spring 2005.
Bruce Boston • River Watch • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
Greg Braquet • Garbled Contact • Raven Electrick, May 2005.
Kendall Evans • Rapunzel, Rapunzella • Mythic Delirium 12, Winter/Spring 2005.
Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel • The Tin Men • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
Gary Every • Monogamous Kings • Tales of the Talisman 1.3, 2005.
C.A. Gardner • Rildix Falls • Contemporary Rhyme 2.1, Winter 2005.
Albert Goldbarth • Cock • Poetry 185.6, March 2005.
Joe Haldeman • Old Twentieth: a century full of years • Readercon 16 Souvenir Book, 2005.
Samantha Henderson • Cabazon • Strange Horizons 8/8/05.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Macramé Williams on the Lake Titicaca • Poetry Life and Times, April 2005.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Mike Allen • Rattlebox • Strange Horizons 5/30/05.
Yoon Ha Lee • Void-Egg Verses • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004–05.
David Lunde • Malgré la Nuit Seule et le Jour en FeuStar*Line 28.4, July/Aug 2005.
Eric Marin • words fail • Abyss & Apex 13, January/February 2005.
Drew Morse • First Cross of Mars • Illumen 3, Autumn 2005.
Mark Rich • Cargoes of Immensity: October 4, 2004 • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.1, Winter 2004-05.
. Darrell Schweitzer • Ithaca, At Last • Dreams and Nightmares 70, Jan. 2005.
Tobias Seamon • An Infernal Firmament • Star*Line 28.5, Sept/Oct 2005.
Sonya Taaffe • Postcards from the Province of Hyphens • Hadrosaur Tales 21, March 2005; Postcards from the Province of Hyphens (Prime Books, 2005).
Sonya Taaffe • Shadowplay • Jabberwocky 1, July 2005.
Sonya Taaffe • Tarot in the Dungeon • Mythic Delirium 12, Winter/Spring 2005; Singing Innocence and Experience (Prime Books, 2005).
Mikal Trimm • And We Shall Go A-Questing • Lone Star Stories 7, 2/1/05.
Uncle River • Phoenix Barley • Tales of the Unanticipated 26, Nov. 2005.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • Danse Macabre • Star*Line 28.5, Sep/Oct 2005.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • Joan • Star*Line 28.6, Nov/Dec 2005.


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