The winners of the 2014 Rhysling Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The recipients were selected by a vote of 57 SFPA members.
Short Poem Category
“Turning the Leaves” by Amal El-Mohtar (Apex Magazine, December 2013)
“Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2013)
“Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston (2013 Balticon Program Book)
Long Poem Category
“Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee (Star*Line 36.4)
“Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen (Goblin Fruit Fall 2013)
“I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg (Goblin Fruit, Summer 2013)
Amal El-Mohtar is the first woman to win the Rhysling Award three times. Her winning poem “Turning the Leaves” can be read online here. El-Mohtar says she wrote it for Lynne M. Thomas on the eve of her leaving Apex Magazine.
Mary Soon Lee’s “Interregnum” can be read online here, together with other poems from the cycle of which it is part. Or you can listen to her recite it in this video: