The 2010 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2010 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
"To Theia" by Ann K. Schwader

Second Place
"The Changeling Always Wins" by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Third Place
"Nine Views of the Oracle" by Rachel Manija Brown

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First Place
"In the Astronaut Asylum" by Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson

Second Place
"Rattlebox III" by Mike Allen, Kendall Evans, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Third Place
"The First Story" by Lana Hechtman Ayers


2010 SFPA Grand Master Award: Jane Yolen
Winner Biographies and Award Photos


The 2010 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2009

2010 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: Jamie Lee Moyer
Layout and Typesetting: Jon Stout
Cover Photography: The Cat’s Eye Nebula, NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Cover Design: Mike Allen & Jon Stout
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Raven Electrick Ink
Printing: Lightning Source.
ISBN: 978-0-9819643-2-4


Short Poems First Published in 2009

Duane Ackerson • Outfoxed • Dreams and Nightmares 82, January 2009.
Duane Ackerson • The Bermuda Triangle • Star*Line, July/August 2009.
Mary Alexandra Agner • Wishes for Godmothers • Illumen, Autumn 2009.
Mike Allen • Ascending • Strange Horizons, January 2009.
Elizabeth Barrette • Fallen Gardens • Apex Magazine, April 2009.
Elizabeth Barrette • The Dreamgod • Star*Line, November/December 2009.
Elizabeth Barrette • The Mummy Child • Star*Line, September/October 2009.
Greg Beatty • eventual, I • Cinema Spec: Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy (Raven Electrick Ink, 2009).
Elizabeth Bennefeld • Endings • Star*Line, July/August 2009.
F. J. Bergmann • Exobiology II • Asimov's Science Fiction, July 2009.
Paula Berman • Clotho Visits the Local Yarn Store • Twist Collective, November 2009.
Matt Betts • Godzilla's Better Half • Star*Line, November/December 2009.
Robert Borski • Scent & Sensibility • Doorways Magazine 8, April 2009.
Bruce Boston and Marge Simon • The Time Traveler Takes His Nth Lover at a Point of Departure • Strange Horizons, January 2009.
Rachel Manija Brown • Nine Views of the Oracle • Abyss & Apex, Fourth Quarter 2009.
G. O. Clark • Millennial Mass • Mythic Delirium 20, Winter/Spring 2009.
David Clink • The Airships Take Us, Even As We Blow Out The Last Candle • ChiZine 40.
Malcolm Deeley • Outward, Through the Inner Worlds • Star*Line, January/February 2009.
Bryan D. Dietrich • Edgar Allan Poe • Asimov's Science Fiction, November 2009.
Amal El-Mohtar and Jessica Paige Wick • Apple Jack Tangles the Maidy Lac with a Red, Red Ribbon • Mythic Delirium 20, Winter/Spring 2009.
Angel Favazza • Joy Ride • Star*Line, March/April, 2009.
Francesca Forrest • The Qin Golem • Not One of Us 41, April 2009.
Robert Frazier and Andrew Joron •Cities in Fog • Strange Horizons, November 2009.
Jeannine Hall Gailey • Rapunzel Considers the Desert • Cabinet des Fees 8, September 2009.
Neil Gaiman • Conjunctions • Mythic Delirium 20, Winter/Spring 2009.
Lyn C. A. Gardner • God's Cat • Sybil's Garage 6, May 2009.
Wade German • From Tindalos • Space and Time 109, Winter 2009.
Larry Hammer • At Death's Door • Ideomancer, June 2009.
Carolyn M. Hinderliter • parental pride • Scifaikuest, August 2009.
David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Online Edition hillbilly invasion • Sloth Jockey, January 7, 2009.
Nicole Kornher-Stace • The Changeling Always Wins • Goblin Fruit, Spring 2009.
Michael Kriesel • Fungi from Yuggoth • Barbaric Yawp 13.4, October 2009.
Geoff Landis • Earthrise, Viewed from Meridiani, Sol 687 • Sol 687, Best Poem, January 2009.
Sandra J. Lindow • Finding the God Particle • Strange Horizons, December 2009.
John C. Mannone • Layers of Man • Liquid Imagination 4, Fall 2009.
Sharon Mock • Alexander von Humboldt Visits the Moon • Lunar Maria Poetry Contest, September 2009.
George Moore • Triangulation • Astropoetica 7.1, Spring 2009.
Kristine Ong Muslim • Conrad, in the Autopsy Room • Dreams and Nightmares 83, May 2009.
Kristine Ong Muslim • The Tree of Forgiveness • Paper Crow, March 2009.
Shweta Narayan • Apsara • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2009.
Shweta Narayan • The Bears Are Working • Goblin Fruit, Winter 2009.
James B. Nicola • Particles and Planets • The Lyric, Fall 2009.
Mark Rich • It Snowed • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 8.4, Spring 2009.
Marsheila Rockwell • Nonrenewable Resources • Star*Line, July/August 2009.
Marsheila Rockwell • Of Amaranth and Honey • Paper Crow, September 2009.
Charles Saplak • Laments of the Lucid Dreamer • Paper Crow, September 2009.
Ann K. Schwader • To Theia • Strange Horizons, September 2009.
Meliors Simms • Two Kinds of Time • Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, eds. Mark Pirie and Tim Jones (Interactive Press, 2009).
Marge Simon • For a Few Coins, I Draw you a Picture • Star*Line, November/December 2009.
J. E. Stanley • Cabaret • Asimov's Science Fiction, March 2009.
J.E. Stanley • City of Bridges • Sybil's Garage 6, May 2009.
David Lee Summers • A Tale of Three Worlds • Private International Review of Photographs and Texts, Summer 2009.
Suzanne Sykora • On Its Own • Niteblade, March 2009.
Sonya Taaffe • The Chymical Marriage • Strange Horizons, August 2009.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • Owner's Manual • Tales of the Talisman, Spring 2009.
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • The Bookseller's Tale • Illumen, Spring 2009.
Stephen M. Wilson • The Men All Pause (a poem on Global Warming) • Poet's Espresso, May 2009.
Marly Youmans • Self-Portrait as Dryad, No. 7 • Words of Power, December 2009.


Long Poems First Published in 2009

Mary Alexandra Agner • The Glass Ship • Illumen, Autumn 2009.
Mike Allen, Kendall Evans, & David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Rattlebox III • Strange Horizons, July 2009.
John Amen • Rampage • At The Threshold Of Alchemy (Presa Press, 2009).
Lana Hechtman Ayers • The First Story • Hot Metal Press, Spring 2009.
Elizabeth Barrette • How the Aztecs Conquered Cortez • Vampyr Verse, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press, 2009).
TPenny-Anne Beaudoin • he Magician's Assistant • Doorways Magazine 8, April 2009.
Emma Bolden • The Witch's Burning • Guernica, July 2009.
Robert Borski • Sweet Tooth • Strange Horizons, June 2009.
Bruce Boston • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Vulture • Farrago's Wainscot, October 2009.
G. Sutton Breiding • Postcards from Mars • Star*Line July/August 2009.
Shelly Bryant • Manipulation • Scifaikuest, May 2009.
Rosalind Casey • Custody • Goblin Fruit, Spring 2009.
C.S.E. Cooney & Nicole Kornher-Stace • Other Difficulties • Goblin Fruit: Demon Lovers and Other Difficulties, July 2009.
Bryan D. Dietrich • Prince • The Mayo Review, Print Edition 2009.
Kendall Evans & Samantha Henderson • In the Astronaut Asylum • Mythic Delirium 20, Winter/Spring 2009.
Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel • Corrected Maps of Your City • Night Ship to Never (Diminuendo Press, 2009).
Kendall Evans & Stephen M. Wilson • The Little Sea Maid • The Book of Tentacles, eds. Scott Virtes & Edward Cox (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2009).
Gemma Files • The Drowned Town • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2009.
Joshua Gage • Snow, Blood, Night • New Myths, June 2009.
Delbert R. Gardner • The Meek Shall Inherit • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2009.
Robert K. Gardner • Creation Myth • Illumen, Autumn 2009.
Rose Lemberg • Godfather Death • Goblin Fruit, Fall 2009.
Shira Lipkin • When Her Eyes Open • Lone Star Stories, February 2009.
Alex Dally MacFarlane • Beautifully Mutilated, Instantly Antiquated • Goblin Fruit, Summer 2009.
Kurt MacPhearson • Joanie the Jammer • Tales of the Talisman 5.2, Autumn 2009.
Jaime Lee Moyer • Nightfall • Star*Line, January/February 2009.
Olga Pavlinova Olenich • Medea of Melbourne • Cordite Poetry Review 3.10: Epic, December 2009.
J. C. Runolfson • Lifestory • Ideomancer, March 2009.
J. C. Runolfson • O.D. • Goblin Fruit, Winter 2009.
Lucien E. G. Spelman • Family Jaunt • Niteblade, June 2009.
W. Gregory Stewart • My grandfather's watch fob • Dreams and Nightmares 83, May 2009.
Neal Wilgus •Daylight Savings • Dreams and Nightmares 84, September 2009.


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