The 2013 Rhysling Anthology and Awards

The 2013 Rhysling Awards

Short Poem Category

First Place
“The Cat Star” by Terry Garey
Lady Poetesses from Hell, ed. Bag Person Press Collective (Bag Person Press)

Second Place
“Futurity’s Shoelaces” by Marge Simon
Balticon 2012 Program Book

Third Place
“Sister Philomela Heard the Voices of Angels” by Megan Arkenberg
Strange Horizons 8/7/12

spacer Long Poem Category

First Place
“Into Flight” by Andrew Robert Sutton
Silver Blade 14

Second Place
“String Theory” by John Philip Johnson
Ad Astra 1

Third Place—Tie
"The Necromantic Wine” by Wade German
Avatars of Wizardry, ed. Charles Lovecraft (P'rea Press)

“The Time Traveler’s Weekend” by Adele Gardner
Liquid Imagination 15

53 members voted: voting breakdown
Winner Biographies and Photos

The 2013 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2012

2012 Rhysling Anthology cover spacer Editor and Rhysling Chair: John C. Mannone
Layout and Typesetting: Robert Frazier
Cover Photography: T. A. Rector/University of Alaska–Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy/National Science Foundation
Cover Design: David Lee Summers
Publisher: Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Hadrosaur Productions
ISBN: 978-1-885093-70-7

Short Poems first published in 2012 (70 nominations)

10 Things To Know About Staple Removers • Ian Hunter • Star*Line 35.2
2001 • G.O. Clark • Space & Time 117
Absent Fiends • Marcie Lynn Tentchoff • Star*Line 35.2
Beachhead • Marge Simon and Michael Fosburg • The Fifth Dimension December 2012
bell, book and candle • Gwynne Garfinkle • Strange Horizons 3/26/12
Biosentimentality • Anna Journey • Blackbird: An Online Journal of Literature and the Arts, Fall 2012, Vol. 11, No. 2
Blind Obedience • Dennis M. Lane • Eye to the Telescope 4
Bliss • F.J. Bergmann • Tendrils & Tentacles, group ed. (Speculative Technologies, 2012)
Blueshift • Sonya Taaffe • Goblin Fruit Autumn 2012
Burning Down Woods on a Snowy Evening • James S. Dorr • Star*Line 35.4
Burnt Lyric • Sofia Samatar • Goblin Fruit Summer 2012
The Cat Star • Terry A. Garey • Lady Poetesses from Hell, ed. Bag Person Press Collective (Bag Person Press)
A Chorus Of Severed Pipes • Kelly Rose Pflug-Back • Goblin Fruit Winter 2012
Claws • F.J. Bergmann • Out of the Black Forest (Centennial Press)
Cognizance: a Triptych • Kurt Macphearson • Star*Line 35.4
Conservatory of Shadows • Jacie Ragan • Eye to the Telescope 6
The Dark • Michael Fantina • Weird Fiction Review 3
“dark figure” • Carolyn M. Hinderliter • Scifaikuest 9.4
The Day That the Screens All Died • Ann K. Schwader • Tales of the Talisman 8.1
Dear Fairy-Tale Mother • Sally Rosen Kindred • Through the Gate 1
Dream Train • B.J. Lee • Beyond Centauri April 2012
Elemental • Jeannine Hall Gailey • Rattle 38
First Context • John Garrison • Eye to the Telescope 5
future history • Joe Haldeman • Asimov’s Science Fiction February 2012
Futurity's Shoelaces • Marge Simon • Balticon 2012 Program Book
The Ghosts of Birds • Helen Marshall • Phantom Drift 2: Valuable Estrangements
Give Me Pluto • Alexandra Seidel • Strange Horizons 8/13/12
Going Viral • Mary A. Turzillo • Star*Line 35.1
Hair • Hel Gurney • Stone Telling 7
I Am Chupacabra • Juan Manuel Perez • Boundless 2012, eds. Vanessa Brown, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, and Illeana Garcia-Spitz (El Zarape Press)
In His Eighty-Second Year • Dominik Parisien • Stone Telling 7
Jörmungandr • Vajra Chandrasekera • Ideomancer 11:4
LOL_ALIENS • Elizabeth Barrette • Star*Line 35.2
The Mermaid's Winter Song • Brittany Warman • inkscrawl 4
The Moon • Sandra Kasturi • Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books)
The Moon Tripped • Angel Favazza • Star*Line 35.1
The Music of a Dead World • Bruce Boston • Asimov's Science Fiction August 2012
No Poisoned Comb • Amal El-Mohtar • Apex Magazine April 3, 2012
Nocturne • Linda D. Addison and Stephen M. Wilson • SFPA Halloween webpage
Not a Metaphor but a Lifestyle • Lesley Wheeler • The Receptionist and Other Tales (Aqueduct Press)
Parallax • Adrienne J. Odasso • Stone Telling 7
Pavane • F. J. Bergmann • Asimov's Science Fiction June 2012
Perversity • Stephen D. Rogers • Dreams & Nightmares 92
Prince of Autumn • David Kopaska-Merkel • The Pedestal Magazine 70
Profane Inspiration • Marsheila Rockwell • Cthulhu Haiku, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
“a rabid bat” • LeRoy Gorman • Star*Line 35.4
Red Riding Hood Remembers • Andrea Blythe • Linden Avenue Literary Journal 1
Redcap • Gemma Files • Not One of Us 48
Regrets Only • Jeanie Tomasko • Star*Line 35.3
Roc • Sandra Kasturi • Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books)
Rossum’s Universal Robot Rebuts • Neil Ellman • Parody 1.1
A sea monster tells his story • David Clink • The Literary Review of Canada July/August 2012
Self-Portrait as a Raccoon • Noel Sloboda • Rattle December 2012
She Walks in Light and Darkness • Elizabeth Barrette • Silver Blade 16
Sister Philomela Heard the Voices of Angels • Megan Arkenberg • Strange Horizons 8/7/12
Something Super • Mary Alexandra Agner • Eye to the Telescope 3
Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town • John Philip Johnson • Rattle December
2012
Strangers In This Place • Stephen M. Wilson • Cover of Darkness December 2012
Stream of Dead Conscious • John McCarthy • Zombies for a Cure, ed. Angela Charmaine Craig (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)
This time of the year, a UFO casts its probes • Sankar Roy • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 9.2
Tiger Lily Speaks • Sally Rosen Kindred • Little Patuxent Review 12
Trumpet Vine Love Song • Francesca Forrest • Goblin Fruit Summer 2012
Victory Garden • Samantha Henderson • The House of Forever (Raven Electrick Ink)
Vigor Mortis • C. W. Johnson • Goblin Fruit Autumn 2012
“we play the lithophones” • dan smith • Cthulhu Haiku, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
What Would You Think • Theodora Goss • Mythic Delirium 27
the woman who caught a storm in her hair • Ruby Sara • Goblin Fruit Spring 2012
The Year of Disasters • Sofia Samatar • Bull Spec 7
Zipcar in Heaven • Merav Hoffman • inkscrawl 3
Zombie Poet • Carolyn Clink • Tesseracts Sixteen (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)

Long Poems first published in 2012 (40 nominations)

Asteres Planetai • Amal El-Mohtar • Stone Telling 7
Augury • Sandra Kasturi • Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books)
Between the Mountain and the Moon • Rose Lemberg • Strange Horizons 7/2/12
Came the Rogue • Sally Rosen Kindred • Stone Highway Review 2.1
Capgras • Robert Borski • Dreams & Nightmares 93
Carrington's Ferry • Mike Allen • Strange Horizons • 1/23/12
Casting the Future • Serena Fusek • Star*Line 35.3
The Clock House • Sonya Taaffe • Stone Telling 7
Enter Persephone • Marsheila Rockwell • Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination 2.5
Galatea • Mary A. Turzillo • Abyss and Apex March 2012
Grandfather • Dennis M. Lane • The Poring Dark (Terran Dream Archive)
The Horror at Fox Hollow • Lesley Wheeler • The Receptionist and Other Tales (Aqueduct Press)
In the Beginning Was the Dish • Robert Borski • The Magazine of Speculative Poetry 9.2
Into Flight • Andrew Robert Sutton • Silver Blade 14
The Last Crone on the Moon • C. S. E. Cooney • Goblin Fruit Winter 2012
The Last Wife • by Jennifer Crow • Goblin Fruit Autumn 2012
La Llorana • Margaret Randall • La Llorana Anthology, ed. Deborah Coy et al (Beatlick Press)
Lucubration • Kyla Lee Ward • Avatars of Wizardry, ed. Charles Lovecraft (P'rea Press
Memphis Street Railway Co. v. Stratton: 1915 • Elizabeth McClellan • New Myths June 2012
A Midsummer Night’s Dream • K. C. O’Malley • Lady Poetesses from Hell, ed. Bag Person Press Collective (Bag Person Press)
Mouse Koan • Catherynne M. Valente • Tor.com April 2, 2012
Mushroom Barley Soup: An Invocation • Shira Lipkin • Stone Telling 8
The Necromantic Wine • Wade German • Avatars of Wizardry, ed. Charles Lovecraft (P'rea Press)
Objectifying Faerie • Jane Yolen • Asimov's Science Fiction June 2012
Quince • Samantha Henderson • New Myths September 2012
Rockabye • Adele Gardner • Dreams & Nightmares 93
Sci Fi Memory • Glen Pape • The Pedestal Magazine 70
Six Random Facts About Halley's Comet • J.E. Stanley • Star*Line 35.1
Snow by Gaslight • Sandra Kasturi • Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books)
The Still Point of the Turning World • Adrienne J Odasso • Mandragora May 2012
String Theory • John Philip Johnson • Ad Astra 1
Sweet Mercy, Her Body an Ark of Wild Beasts • Kelly Rose Pflug-Back • Ideomancer 11.1
Tell Them • Lauren Banka • qarrtsiluni February 2012
Their Cold Eyes Pierced my Skin • Jenny Blackford • The Pedestal Magazine 70
Thirteen Ways of Looking At and Through Hashish • Bruce Boston • Avatars of Wizardry, ed. Charles Lovecraft (P'rea Press)
The Time Traveler's Weekend • Adele Gardner • Liquid Imagination 15
Tit Tot • Catt Kingsgrave • Goblin Fruit Summer 2012
Tohoku Tsunami • Mary Turzillo • Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions Press, 2012)
we come together we fall apart • Lisa M. Bradley • Stone Telling 7
What the Dragon Said: A Love Story • Catherynne M. Valente • Tor.com April 2012

Nominations per publication:

1 spacer Abyss & Apex
1   Apex Magazine

4

 

Asimov’s Science Fiction

3   Avatars of Wizardry, ed. Charles Lovecraft (P’rea Press, 2012)
1   Balticon 46 Program Book 
1   Beyond Centauri
1   Blackbird
1   Boundless, eds. Vanessa Brown, Daniel Garcia Ordaz, and Illeana Garcia-Spitz (El Zarape Press, 2012)
1   Bull Spec
1   Cover of Darkness
4   Come Late to the Love of Birds (Tightrope Books, 2012)
2   Cthulhu Haiku & Other Mythos Madness, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press, 2012)
3   Dreams & Nightmares
4   Eye to the Telescope
2   The Fifth Di …
9   Goblin Fruit
1   The House of Forever (Raven Electrick Ink, 2012)
2   Ideomancer
2   inkscrawl
1   James Gunn’s Ad Astra
1   La Llorana Anthology, ed. Deborah Coy et al. (Beatlick Press, 2012)
2   Lady Poetesses from Hell, ed. Bag Person Press Collective (Bag Person Press, 2012)
1   Linden Avenue Literary Journal
1   Liquid Imagination
1   Lissette’s Tales of the Imagination
1   The Literary Review of Canada
1   Little Patuxent Review
1   Lovers & Killers (Dark Regions Press, 2012)
2   The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
1   Mandragora
1   Mythic Delirium
2   New Myths
1   Not One of Us
1   Out of the Black Forest (Centennial Press, 2012)
1   Parody
3   The Pedestal Magazine
1   Phantom Drift
1   The Poring Dark (Terran Dream Archive, 2012)
1   qaartsiluni
3   Rattle
2   The Receptionist and Other Tales (Aqueduct Press, 2012)
1   Scifaikuest
2   SFPA Halloween Poetry Reading
2   Silver Blade
1   Space and Time
7   Stone Telling
11   Star*Line
1   Starship Sofa podcast
5   Strange Horizons
1   Stone Highway Review
1   Tales of the Talisman
1   Tendrils & Tentacles, ed. group (Speculative Technologies, 2012)
1   Tesseracts Sixteen, ed. Mark Leslie, (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2012) 
1   Through the Gate
2   Tor.com
1   Weird Fiction Review
1   Zombies for a Cure, ed. Angela Charmaine Craig (Elektrik Milk Bath Press, 2012)

 


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