The 2007 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2007 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"The Graven Idol's Godheart" by Rich Ristow

Second Place
"god is dead short live god" by Joe Haldeman

Third Place
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Hole" by Lawrence Schimel

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First Place
"The Journey to Kailash" by Mike Allen

Second Place
"The Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider" by Catherynne M. Valente

Third Place
"Sleepers" by Samantha Henderson


Winner Biographies and Award Photos


The 2007 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2006

2007 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: Drew Morse
Layout and Typesetting: Robert Fraizer
Cover Art: Prose, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1879
Cover Design: Gary Nurrish
Printing: BookSurge LLC
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Prime Books
ISBN: Ten: 0-8095-7219-2 / Thirteen: 978-0-8095-7219-9


Short Poems First Published in 2006

Duane Ackerson • Taking Back the Moon • Strange Horizons 5/1/2006.
Mary Alexandra Agner • Sleeping Beauty • Strange Horizons 11/13/06.
Mike Allen • Bacchanal • Goblin Fruit. Autumn 2006.
Mike Allen • Manifest Destiny • Helix 2, October 2006.
Elizabeth Barrette • Beach Climbing • Strange Horizons 10/16/06.
John Borneman • Love's Resistance—Crossing the Wheatstone Bridge • From The Asylum, February 2006.
Bruce Boston • I Build Engines • Lone Star Stories 13, February 2006.
Bruce Boston • In the Sweltering Ruins of the Old City • Shades Fantastic (Gromagon Press, 2006).
Lida Broadhurst • To a Lover Dying Old • Mythic Delirium 15, Summer/Fall 2006.
Kenneth B. Chiacchia • Casualty • On Our Way to Battle: Poetry From the Trenches, ed. Samantha Henderson (Carnifax Press, 2006).
Jennifer Crow • When We Sent Our Poems into Space • Star*Line 29.1, Jan/Feb 2006.
Malcolm Deeley • Two Cathedrals • Dragons, Knights & Angels 39, December 2006.
James S. Dorr • The Edge Of The World • Balticon 40 Program Book, May 2006.
Kendall Evans • Deepspace Meditation • Star*Line 29.6, Nov/Dec 2006.
Robert Frazier • When Will Time Unfold • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.4, Spring 2006.
Emily Gaskin • Women of the Resurrection • Goblin Fruit, Spring 2006.
Joe Haldeman • god is dead short live god • Mythic 1, April 2006.
Samantha Henderson • First Festival • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2006.
K.J. Kirby • In All Probability • Strange Horizons 5/29/06.
Deborah P Kolodji • As the Moon Loses Its Smile • Tales of the Talisman 2.3, Dec. 2006.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Deborah P. Kolodji • The Spider Wakes • Star*Line 29.6, Nov/Dec 2006.
John Edward Lawson • Demands of the Voluptuous Virginal Sacrifice • The Troublesome Amputee (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2006).
Ursula K. Le Guin • The Mute • Incredible Good Fortune (Shambhala Publications, 2006).
Sandra Lindow • Dwarves • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.4, Spring 2006.
Sandra Lindow • Touched by the Gods • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.4, Spring 2006.
Robin Mayhall • [time stumbles sideways] • Scifaikuest 12, May 2006.
Hosho McCreesh • Very Soon … • Blue Collar Review 10.1, Autumn 2006.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Sir Once Forgotten • Star*Line 29.4, July/August 2006.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Twilight • On Our Way to Battle: Poetry From the Trenches, ed. Samantha Henderson (Carnifax Press, 2006).
Rich Ristow • The Graven Idol's Godheart • The Shantytown Anomaly 2, March 2006.
William Sanders • The Last Madman • Helix 2, October 2006.
Charles Saplak & Mike Allen • Template for a Fairy Tale • Weird Tales 340, June 2006.
Lawrence Schimel • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Hole • Helix 3, Winter 2007 [published December 2006].
Mirta Ana Schultz • Into the Heart • The Sword Review 16, July 2006,
Ann Schwader • Spiral Scream • Strange Horizons 9/25/06.
Julia Sevin • It will appear on your water and sewerage bill • Abyss & Apex 17, First Quarter 2006,
Marge Simon • Saint Jefferson Then and Now • Illumen 2.2, Spring 2006,
Sonya Taaffe • Ogygia • Not One of Us 36, November 2006,
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • Spider Silk • Raven Electrick, September 2006,
Jessica D. Thompson • a Wing and a Prayer • PanGaia 43, January–March 2006,
JoSelle Vanderhooft • Pluto Contemplates His Next Career • Helix 3, Winter 2007 [published December 2006].
Jo Walton • A Candlemass Poem • Lone Star Stories 13, February 2006,
Ian Watson • Cobwebs in Heaven • Mythic Delirium 14, Winter/Spring 2006,
Neal Wilgus • Disneyesque • Dreams and Nightmares 75, September 2006,
Stephen M. Wilson • Frost Bitten • Dark Wisdom 10, November 2006,
Stephen M. Wilson & Roger E. Naylor • Atom's Apple • Scifaikuest 13, August 2006,
Elizabeth Jodi Woodward • Time Zones • 4th Dimension 11, September 2006,


Long Poems First Published in 2006

Duane Ackerson • Making Nothing Happen • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.4, Spring 2006,
Danny Adams • Go Home From Bonnie Earth • Star*Line 29.3, May/June 2006,
Mike Allen • The Journey to Kailash • Strange Horizons1/23/06.
Mike Allen • The Psychic Above Burritoville • Strange Wisdoms of the Dead (Wildside Press, 2006).
Mike Allen • Sisyphus Walks • Goblin Fruit, Spring 2006.
Gregory Benford • Isaac from the Outside • Star*Line 29.3, May/June 2006..
Bruce Boston & Robert Frazier • A Compass for the Mutant Rain Forest • Strange Horizons 12/18/06.
G. O. Clark • Spot in Space • Strange Horizons 3/20/06.
James S. Dorr • The Drowned City • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 7.4, Spring 2006.
Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel • In Wicked Hollows, On Darkling Plains • Asimov's Science Fiction 367, August 2006.
Gary Every • Sakhmet the Destroyer • Tales of the Talisman 2.2, September 2006.
John Giorno • There Was a Bad Tree • Van Gogh's Ear 5, 2006.
Samantha Henderson • Sleepers • Dreams and Nightmares 75, September 2006.
Samantha Henderson • Tinker • Abyss & Apex 17, First Quarter 2006.
Samantha Henderson • Triptych: Three Views of the Capture of the City of Bisanthe • Lone Star Stories 15, June 2006.
Deborah P Kolodji • Siren's Call • Mythic 2, October 2006.
John Edward Lawson • Marvels of Horror • The Troublesome Amputee (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2006).
Isabel Pelech • Clock Function • Dreams and Nightmares 75, September 2006.
Marsheila Rockwell • Pilate's Wife • The Sword Review 13, April 2006.
J.C. Runolfson • Advent • The Sword Review 21, December 2006.
Lawrence Schimel • Kristallnacht • Mythic 1, April 2006.
Sonya Taaffe • Homecoming • Mythic 2, October 2006.
Pamela K. Taylor • Foreign Thoughts • Star*Line 29.6, Nov/Dec 2006.
Sheree Ren¬ée Thomas • Fallen • Strange Horizons 5/8/06.
Mikal Trimm • Africa Screams • Mythic Delirium 14, Winter/Spring 2006.
Mikal Trimm • Lost On the Shores of Avalon • Aeon 6, April 2006.
Catherynne M. Valente • The Child Bride of the Lost City of Ubar • Journal of Mythic Arts, Summer/Autumn 2006.
Catherynne M. Valente • The Descent of the Corn-Queen of the Midwest • Mythic Delirium 14, Winter/Spring 2006.
Catherynne M. Valente • The Eight Legs of Grandmother Spider • Mythic 1, April 2006.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • The Minotaur's Last Letter to his Mother • Mythic Delirium 14, Winter/Spring 2006.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • The Story of the River in the Desert • Star*Line 29.6, Nov/Dec 2006.
Stephen M. Wilson • Phantasia! • Bondage: Tales of Obsession, ed. Tyree Campbell (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2006).


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