The 2011 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2011 Rhysling Awards

Poetry Planet 2011 Rhysling Award Showcase Podcast, read by Diane Severson

Short Poem Category

First Place
"Peach-Creamed Honey" by Amal El-Mohtar

Second Place
"Binary Creation Myth" by Karen A. Romanko

Third Place
"Dogstar Men" by C.S.E. Cooney

(corrected 7/23/11)

spacer Long Poem Category

First Place
"The Sea King’s Second Bride" by C. S. E. Cooney

Second Place
"Dark Rains Here and There" by Bruce Boston

Third Place
"Wreck-Diving the Starship" by Robert Frazier

91 members voted; the vote breakdown is here.
Winner Biographies and Award Photos here.


The 2011 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2010

2011 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: David Lunde
Layout and Typesetting: Robert Frazier
Cover Photography: Arp 273, a pair of interacting galaxies, NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Cover Design: Mike Allen
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Raven Electrick Ink
Printing: Lightning Source.
ISBN: 978-0-9819643-4-8


Short Poems First Published in 2010

Greg Beatty • “On Keeping Pluto a Planet” • Strange Horizons, 25 January 2010
F. J. Bergmann • “Chronomancy” • Abandoned Towers, August 2010
F. J. Bergmann • “Cultural Climate” • Strange Horizons, 1 March 2010
Bruce Boston • “Lizards and Wind” • Strange Horizons, 17 May 2010
Rachel Manija Brown • “Minotaur Noir” • Goblin Fruit winter 2010
Shelly Bryant • “Compelling Outward Flight” • Eunoia Review, October 2010
Rosalind Casey • "Patience" • MindFlights, March 2010
G. O. Clark • “Putting Off the Past” • Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia (Raven Electrick Ink, 2010)
C.S.E. Cooney • "Dogstar Men" • Apex Magazine 15
Jennifer Crow • “Hoarding Light” • Star*Line 33.1
Jennifer Crow • “An Incomplete Map of Death” • Star*Line 33.5
Jennifer Crow • “We Took Our Gods” • Mythic Delirium January 2010
Amal El-Mohtar • “Peach-Creamed Honey” • Honey Month (Papaveria Press, 2010)
Kendall Evans • “Here We Are/Implied in the Shadows/Cast Upon Saturn’s Atmosphere” • Illumen autumn 2010
Angel Favazza • “Call of the Wired” • Star*Line 33.5
Michael Fosburg • “My Own Ending” • Niteblade, March 2010
Melissa Frederick • “Volcanoes on Io” • Astropoetica spring 2010
Joshua Gage • “The Shoemaker’s Daughters” • Paper Crow 1.1
Lyn C. A. Gardner • “Midnight Posture” • Mythic Delirium 23
Jaimee Hills • “Tonight the Character of Death Will Be Played by Brad Pitt” • Gargoyle 56

David C. Kopaska-Merkel • “A few stops on the journey” • Brushfires (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2010)
Geoffrey A. Landis • “Rondel for Apollo 11” • Analog Science Fiction, July 2010
B. J. Lee • “The Legend of the Flying Dutchman” • Crow Toes Quarterly 4.2
Rose Lemberg • “Twin-born” • Goblin Fruit, fall 2010
Sarah Lindsay • “Planet Anhedonia” • Illumen, autumn 2010
C. S. MacCath • “A Path Without Bones” • Eternal Haunted Summer: Pagan Songs and Tales, spring 2010
W. S. Merwin • “The Chain to Her Leg” • The New Yorker, December 13, 2010
Shweta Narayan • “Cave-smell” • Mythic Delirium 22
Naylor, Ruth • "What Mighty Force?" • Beyond Centauri, July 2010
Adrienne J. Odasso • “The Ghosts of Moody Street” • Dreams and Nightmares 85
Stephanie Parent • “Tinkerbell” • Goblin Fruit, spring 2010
Juan Manuel Perez • “Human Fighting Is Illegal” • Star*Line, 33.2

Kelly Rose Pflug-Back • “My Bones’ Cracked Abacus” • Ideomancer 9.4
Karen A. Romanko • “Binary Creation Myth” • Star*Line 33.1
R. Paul Sardanas • “The Black Lotus” • The Order of the Golden Rose (Passion in Print Press, 2010)
Ann K. Schwader • “The Darkness Whispers (Flagstaff, AZ 1930)” • Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia (Raven Electrick Ink, 2010)
Ann K. Schwader • “Of Ithaca & Ice” • Strange Horizons, 16 August 2010
Ann K. Schwader • “Quiet In Her Mind” • Strange Horizons, 11 October 2010
Ann K. Schwader • “Scrapyard Outpost” • Tales of the Talisman 6.1
Ann K. Schwader • “The Witch in Your Mirror” • Star*Line 33.5
Marge Simon • “Sightings” • Strange Horizons, March 8, 2010
Robin Spriggs • “Red Magic” • Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist (Anomalous Books, 2010)
Sonya Taafe • “In the Earth in Those Days” • Not One of Us, October 2010
Sonya Taafe • “Anakatabasis” • Hidden, January 2010
Sonya Taafe • “By the Dog” • The Pedestal Magazine 56
Sonya Taafe • “Domovoi, I Came Back!” • Stone Telling 1
Nancy Ellis Taylor • “Genetic Memory Comes to Me” • Poets on Site Tour the World at Ten Thousand Villages, (Poets on Site, 2010)
Richard L. Tierney • “Yuletide” • Savage Menace and Other Poems of Horror (P’rea Press, 2010)
Brian Trent • “A Holiday in Necropolis” • Dreams and Nightmares 85
Patrice M. Wilson • “Images in the Dark” • Poeisis 4
Stephen M. Wilson • “Imagined World” • Ideomancer 9.2
Stephen M. Wilson • “I, Cannibal …” • Paper Crow 1.2
Stephen M. Wilson • “The Conjuror” • Star*Line 33.5
Jane Yolen • “The Gospel of the Rope” • Mythic Delirium 23


Long Poems First Published in 2010

Mary Alexandra Agner • “Tertiary” • Stone Telling 2
Tara Barnett • “Star Reservation” • Stone Telling I
F. J. Bergmann • “Occidental” • Mythic Delirium 23
Robert Borski • “The Pantheon” • Star*Line 33.5
Robert Borski • “Bubba” • Strange Horizons, 4 January 2010
Bruce Boston • “Dark Rains Here and There” • Dark Matters (Bad Moon Books, 2010)
Lisa Bradley • “The Haunted Girl” • Goblin Fruit fall 2010
C. S. E. Cooney • “Ere One Can Say It Lightens” • Mythic Delirium 22
C. S. E. Cooney • “The Sea King’s Second Bride” • Goblin Fruit spring 2010
Oscar L. Crawford • “My Wings Are Still Forming” • Illumen spring 2010
Malcolm Deeley • “On the Platform” • Star*Line 33.5
James S. Dorr • “Eight Top Vampire Hobbies” • Paper Crow 1.1
Amal El Mohtar • “The Winter Tree” • Stone Telling 2
Amal El Mohtar and Jessica P. Wick • “Courting Song for Selkies,” Ideomancer 9.2
Hugh Fox and Eric Greinke • “Beyond Our Control” • The Pedestal Magazine 58
Robert Frazier • “Wreck-Diving the Starship” • Dreams and Nightmares 87
Joshua Gage • “Rats” • Mythic Delirium 22
Lyn C. A. Gardner • “Homecoming” • MindFlights, October 2010
Theodora Goss • “Ravens” • Goblin Fruit fall 2010
Samantha Henderson • “The Gabriel Hound” • Stone Telling 1
irving • “Until the Light Fades” • Niteblade, December 2010
Deborah P Kolodji and W. Gregory Stewart • “String Stories” • Tales of the Talisman 6.2
Rich Magahiz • “13 Ways of Looking at a Balrog” • Dreams and Nightmares 85
Elizabeth R. McClellan • “Anything So Utterly Destroyed” • Apex Magazine 17
Jaime Lee Moyer • “A poem for no one at all” • Paper Crow 1.2
Jaime Lee Moyer • “Rain Face” • Mythic Delirium 22
Kurt Newton • “The Cemetery” • Star*Line 33.5
Steven L. Peck • “The Five Known Sutras of Mechanical Man” • Tales of the Talisman autumn 2010
W. C. Roberts •“Stargazers” • Star*Line 33.3
Charles Saplak • “Dragonskull: Vision of Result” • Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, September 2010
Robin Spriggs “Blatta Infernalis• Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist (Anomalous Books, 2010)
W. Gregory Stewart and David Kopaska-Merkel • “Seasons of the Worm” • Goblin Fruit winter 2010
J. E. Stanley • “crossroads” • Paper Crow 1.1
Richard L. Tierney • “Autumn Chill” • Savage Menace and Other Poems of Horror (P’rea Press, 2010)
Catherynne M. Valente • “Red Engines” • Mythic Delirium 21
Steve Vernon • “Barren: A Chronicle in Futility” • Chizine 46
Phoebe Wilcox • “A More Significant Sun” • Illumen autumn 2010


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