2017 Rhysling Award Candidates
For poems published in 2016

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Short Poems (_ poems)
“After” • Herb Kauderer • Asimov's SF November/December
“Always the Black and White Keys” • Corrine deWinter • Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. III, ed. David E. Cowen
“The Bird Prince” • John W. Sexton • Faerie Magazine Summer
“Bones Knock in the House” • Mary McMyne • Rose Red Review 18
“Build a Rocketship Contest: Alternative Class A Instructions and Suggestions” • Wendy Rathbone • Asimov's SF January/February
“Classification of Folktales” • Margaret Wack • Strange Horizons
Feles Alieni Vere Sunt • Neile Graham • Devilfish Review 17
“The Frog” • K. Cassandra O’Malley • The Well of Changes (Bag Person Press)
“The Genius” • Sara Backer • Mithila Review 3
“Invocation of Diana” • K.A. Opperman • Eternal Haunted Summer Summer
“The Last Woman on Earth” • Mary Stone • Amethyst Arsenic 6:1
“Less than Human” • Marge Simon • You, Human (Dark Regions Press)
“My Corpse My Groom” • Ashley Dioses • The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy 1
“Nothing Goes Away” • A.J. Odasso • The New England Review of Books
“Propagation” • Layla Al-Bedawi • Strange Horizons 18 April
“Quack” • Neal Wilgus • Dreams and Nightmares 104
“Quasar” • Triin Paja • Cleaver 14
“Sappho and the Woman of Starlight” • John W. Sexton • Eternal Haunted Summer Winter
“Skin” • Alice Fanchiang • Liminality 10
“The Sparrows in Her Hair” • Hester J. Rook • Strange Horizons 18 July
“Stellar Quake” • John C. Mannone • The New England Journal of Medicine 375:1305
“Supercomputer Spends the Night” • Danielle Zaccagnino • Weirderary 4
“Sutekh From The Throne” • Denise Dumars • Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. III, ed. David E. Cowen
“Terran Mythology” Shannon Connor Winward • Analog Science Fiction and Fact October
“This Rat” • Anne Carly Abad • Chrome Baby 48
“Until Dawn” • Michael H. Hanson • Poetic Hustles 2 (Freighter Productions)
“Widening Gyre” • A.J. Odasso • Not A Drop anthology (Beautiful Dragons Press)
“Witch Lord of the Hunt” • Ashley Dioses • Eternal Haunted Summer Spring

Long Poems (_ poems)
“Adam’s Rendezvous with Dante” • John C. Mannone • Last Darn Rites Anthology (Whitesboro Writers, 2016)
“At Issue, the Miramo” • Ken Poyner • Dreams and Nightmares 103
“Best of” • Sarah Ann Winn •  Found Poetry Review: Bowietry
“Cobblestone Dragon” • Herb Kauderer • Polu Texni July 11
“Dame Evergreen” • Rebecca Buchanan • Faerie Magazine Winter
“Elegy for Iain Banks” • Vince Gotera • Star*Line 39.3
“First Lesson” • Mary Soon Lee • Silver Blade 30
“For Lonnie” • Holly Walrath • Liminality 9
“The Great Unknown” • Bruce Boston and Alessandro Manzetti • Illumen Spring
“In Defence of Science” • David Clink • The Role of Lightning in Evolution (CZP)
“The Inconceivable Shape” • Simon Smith • Chrome Baby 45
“The Lies You Learned” • S. Qiouyi Lu • Liminality 7
“little stomach” • Charlotte Geater • Strange Horizons 26 September
“Luminous Decay” • Robert Frazier • Dreams and Nightmares 103
“The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner” • Adam Bolivar • Spectral Realms 5
“The Robot by the Fireplace” • Ken Poyner • Eye to the Telescope 20
“Sargasso Sea” • A.J. Odasso • Remixt Magazine 1:1
“The Starlet Who Married A Monster” • Robert Borski • Lupine Lunes, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
“Surviving a Canadian Poem” • David Clink • The Role of Lightning in Evolution (CZP)
“Talk to the Machines” • Johan Jönsson • Dreams and Nightmares 104
“Thirteen Ways to See a Ghost” • Shannon Connor Winward • 2016 SFPA Poetry Contest
“Väinämöinen Sings” • Jennifer Lawrence • Eternal Haunted Summer Winter
“Werewolf” • K.A. Opperman • Spectral Realms 4

Nominations per publication (_ publications):

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1   Altered Reality
1   Amethyst Arsenic
1   Analog
2 spacer Asimov’s Science Fiction
2   Chrome Baby
1   Cleaver
1   Devilfish Review
4   Dreams and Nightmares
4   Eternal Haunted Summer
1   Eye to the Telescope
2   Faerie Magazine
1   Found Poetry Review
2   Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Vol. III
1   Illumen
1   Last Darn Rites Anthology (Whitesboro Writers)
3   Liminality
1   Lupine Lunes (Popcorn Press)
1   The Mithila Review
1   The New England Journal of Medicine
1   The New England Review of Books
1   Poetic Hustles
1   Polu Texni
1   Remixt Magazine
3   The Role of Lightning in Evolution (CZP)
1   Rose Red Review
1   SFPA Poetry Contest
1   Silver Blade
2   Spectral Realms
1   Star*Line
4   Strange Horizons
1   Weirderary
1   The Well of Changes (Bag Person Press)
1   You, Human (Dark Regions Press)

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