The 2008 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2008 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"Eating Light" by F.J. Bergmann

Second Place
"Ice Palace" by Margaret Atwood

Third Place
"The Oracle on River Street" by Rachel Swirsky

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First Place
"The Seven Devils of Central California" by Catherynne M. Valente

Second Place
"In Deepspace Shadows" by Kendall Evans

Third Place
"The Engineer" by Bryan Dietrich


2008 SFPA Grand Master Award: Ray Bradbury
Winner Biographies and Rhysling Slan Photos


The 2008 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2007

2008 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: Drew Morse
Layout and Typesetting: Mike Allen
Cover Art and Design: Mike Allen
Printing: Lightning Source.
Publisher: Dark Regions Press for the Science Fiction Poetry Association
ISBN: 978-0-8095-7349-3


Short Poems First Published in 2007

Mary Alexandra Agner • Be True • Strange Horizons, 2/26/07.
Mary Alexandra Agner, • The Marian Lee • Goblin Fruit, Spring 2007.
Mike Allen, • Giving Back to the Muse • Goblin Fruit, Fall 2007.
Rae Armantrout, • Dark Matter • Colorado Review 34.3, Fall/Winter 2007.
Margaret Atwood • Ice Palace • The Door (McClelland & Stewart, 2007).
F.J. Bergmann, • Eating Light • Mythic Delirium 17 Summer/Fall 2007.
K.J. Bishop • The Crone Meets Her Son (on a battlefield) • Electric Velocipede 13, Fall 2007.
John Borneman • If We Had No Moon • Star*Line 30.4, July/Aug 2007.
Robert Borski • Mrs. McGregor • Magazine of Speculative Poetry 8.2, Autumn 2007.
Bruce Boston • Beyond the Clouds of Paradise • Strange Horizons, 11/26/07.
G.O. Clark • Reservations Suggested • Asimov's Science Fiction, September 2007.
David Livingstone Clink • Falling • On Spec 19.3 [70] Fall 2007.
Holly Cooley • After Appomattox • Mythic Delirium 17, Summer/Fall 2007.
Constance Cooper • The Cyburbs • 2007 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners.
James S. Dorr • Les Fantômes (29 August 2005) • Doorways Magazine 1, March 2007.
Gary Every • Virgin Dragon Birth • Tales of the Talisman 3.3, December 2007.
Serena Fusek • Loup garou • Helix 4, April 2007.
Lila Gailey • How to Hide in a Japanese Print • Mythic Delirium 17, Summer/Fall 2007.
Timothy Green • The Amateur Astronomer in Me • Strange Horizons 6/4/07.
K.S. Hardy • Weightless • Mythic Delirium 17, Summer/Fall 2007.
Christopher Hivner • The Night Silent • Niteblade, December 2007.
Deborah P Kolodji • Cellwoman • Star*Line 30.6, Nov/Dec 2007.
Deborah P Kolodji • Poems from the New Symbiont • Scifaikuest 4.3, February 2007.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans • The Beetles' Dung, The Bird's Blind Eye • Doorways Magazine 3 (Fall 2007).
Charles Larsen • The Periodic Table • Anthology Twenty-Five (Florida State Poets Association, 2007).
Yoon Ha Lee • Winter's Keep • Behold the Pirate Pig 4, December 2007.
Shelley Lesher • To All My Clones • Dreams and Nightmares 76, January 2007.
Sandra Lindow • Heat • Asimov's Science Fiction, June 2007.
A.E. Lowery • Foodstuff • Goblin Fruit Spring 2007.
Pam McNew • My Android Bob • Lone Star Stories 23 October 2007.
Pam McNew • Ursine Conversation • Lone Star Stories 20 April 2007.
Drew Morse • I Can Feel the Drilling • Helix 4 April 2007.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Nine days out— • Mythic Delirium 17 Fall 2007.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Tales of You • The Sword Review 27 June 2007.
Misha Nogha • Valandinne Sings Galdr and Seio • Magpies & Tigers (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2007).
Norman J. Olson • Time • Nerve Cowboy 24 Fall 2007.
Daniel R. Robichaud • my man come back • Goblin Fruit Fall 2007.
Karen A. Romanko • They Threw Their Daughters into the Sea • Goblin Fruit Spring 2007.
Brian Rosenberger • Menace Anyone • Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic (Raven Electrick Ink, 2007).
Sankar Roy • Be Patient, Don't Try to Open Your Eyes • Magazine of Speculative Poetry 8.2 Autumn 2007.
Charles Saplak • Ersatz Man, Walking • Star*Line 30.5, Sept/Oct 2007.
Charles Saplak • Next Time Write It Down • Mythic Delirium 16 Winter/Spring 2007.
Ann K. Schwader • Given to the Frost • Strange Horizons 12/10/2007.
Ann K. Schwader • Snowball's Chance • Astropoetica 5.1 Spring/Summer 2007.
Greg Schwartz • Night Falls • Bits And Pieces (Spec House of Poetry, June 2007).
Marge Simon • Skyman's Daughter • Raven Electrick May 2007.
J.E. Stanley • Only the Moon • Dark Intervals (Van Zeno Press, 2007).
Rachel Swirsky • The Oracle on River Street • Goblin Fruit Summer 2007.
Sonya Taaffe • Follow Me Home • Lone Star Stories 19 February 2007.
Sonya Taaffe • The Windfalls • Lone Star Stories 20 April 2007.
Rita Janice Traub • Tribute to an Astronaut • The 2nd Annual SFPA Poetry Contest, 2007: Sonnets (Spec House of Poetry, 2007).
Mikal Trimm • The Envoy • Helix 6 October 2007.
Mary Turzillo • Snow after False Spring, Again • Your Cat and Other Space Aliens (vanZeno Press, 2007).
Mary Turzillo • We Made Poetry • Your Cat and Other Space Aliens (vanZeno Press, 2007).
Stephen M. Wilson • At the Tsukiji Fish Market • Scifaikuest 5.1 August 2007.
K. Ceres Wright • Doomed • Star*Line 30.4 July/Aug 2007.


Long Poems First Published in 2007

Ruth Berman • Orpheus Gives Directions to Orphics • Tales of the Unanticipated 28 Summer 2007.
Leah Bobet • Three Deaths • Lone Star Stories 21 June 2007.
Bruce Boston • Interrogation at City Gate • Illumen 4.1 Autumn 2007.
Malcolm Deeley • From the Sea of Fertility • Star*Line 30.1 (Jan/Feb 2007.
Bryan D. Dietrich • The Engineer • Isotope 5.2, Fall/Winter 2007.
Kendall Evans • In Deepspace Shadows • In Deepspace Shadows (Mythic Delirium Books, 2007).
Kendall Evans • Riddle of the Sphinx • Poetry Red-Shifted In The Eyes of a Dragon (Spec House of Poetry, 2007).
Kendall Evans • Transit of Jupiter • Magazine of Speculative Poetry 8.1, Spring 2007.
Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel • The Last Astronaut • Space and Time 100, Spring 2007.
J. Bruce Fuller • 28 Blackbirds at the End of the World • Scifaikuest 5.2, November 2007.
Albert Goldbarth • To Be Read in 500 Years • Poetry, February 2007.
Theodora Goss • How Raven Made His Bride • The Coyote Road, ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Penguin, 2007).
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • A Sliver of Light in Darkness • The Memory of Persistence (Naked Snake Press, August 2007).
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Réanimation MédicaleIdeomancer 6.2, June 2007.
Katharine Mills • Seducing the Crone • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2007.
Drew Morse, First Light of Mars • Illumen 4.1, Autumn 2007.
Kristine Ong Muslim • The Most Secret Rooms • The Fifth Dimension, March 2007.
Misha Nogha • Jaguar Moon • Magpies and Tigers (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2007).
Misha Nogha • Valadinne the Renegade • Magpies and Tigers (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2007).
Alice Oswald • Dunt • Spacecraft Voyager (Graywolf Press, 2007).
Richard Pitaniello • The Spiders in the Sky • Niteblade, December 2007.
Willow Katsumi Relf-Discartin & Terrie Leigh Relf • Space Envelopes • Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic (Raven Electrick Ink, 2007).
Marsheila Rockwell • Brothers in Arms • Mythic Delirium 17, Summer/Fall 2007.
Marsheila Rockwell • Those Who Wait • Ideomancer 6.3, September 2007.
Charles Saplak • Deja Dragon, Damsel Vu • Dreams and Nightmares 78, September 2007.
Marge Simon • Private Eden: 2250 • Space and Time 101, Fall 2007.
Sonya Taaffe • Kameraden Obscure: A Retrospective • Not One of Us 37, April 2007.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • The Song of the Dragon-Prowed Ships • Illumen 4.1, Autumn 2007.
Mikal Trimm • To Ride in Service of the King • Goblin Fruit, Winter 2007.
Catherynne Valente • The Seven Devils of Central California • Farrago's Wainscot, Summer 2007.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • Gleipnir Diaries • Mythic Delirium 17, Summer/Fall 2007.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • Portrait of a Girl in Dress and Boots • Star*Line 30.1, Jan/Feb 2007.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • The Robot's Daughter • Helix 6, October 2007.
JoSelle Vanderhooft • The Tale of the Sands • Star*Line 30.3, May/June 2007.
Jessica Paige Wick • Virgin and the Unicorn • The Lorelei Signal, October–December, 2007.
Ben Wilensky • Before the Beginning • EDGZ 13, Winter/Spring 2007.
Erzebet YellowBoy • Eating the Breadcrumbs • Mythic Delirium 16, Winter/Spring 2007.


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