2015 Rhysling Award Candidates

The candidates for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2015 Rhysling Award have been announced.

The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words. “Best Short Poem” is limited to poems of no more than 49 lines, or prose poems of no more than 499 words.

The award candidates are poems published in 2014.

Short Poems (59 poems)
“Worlds Apart” • Mary Alexandra Agner • Polu Texni, March
“Main Sequence” • Saira Ali • Mythic Delirium, July
“The Delusion of Trees” • David Barber • Eye to the Telescope 14
“Pauli Neutrino Telescope, Antarctica, July 14, 2033” • David Barber • Star*Line 37.2
“Lost” • F.J. Bergmann • Eye to the Telescope 14
“Science Fiction (with apologies to Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”)” • Ruth Berman • Dreams and Nightmares 98
“Maybe Waldo Had Syphilis” • Matt Betts • Tigershark 5
“The Cuckoo’s Bride” • Robert Borski • Dreams and Nightmares 97
“Septuagenarian Flashback” • Bruce Boston • Silver Blade 24
“There Are Signs of Faerie Everywhere” • G. Sutton Breiding • facebook.com/gsuttonbreiding 7/5/14
“Stalking a Wizard” • Michael Canfield • The Pedestal Magazine 74
“Dragon to Centauri” • Beth Cato • Space & Time Magazine 121
“A Work in Progress” • G.O. Clark • Asimov’s Science Fiction, June
“Short Forms” • David Clink • Asimov’s Science Fiction, September
“After hours at the op shop” • P.S. Cottier • Eureka Street 24:10
“Keziah (Nahab) Mason” • Cardinal Cox • Codex Lilith (pamphlet)
“Neuroanatomy Practical” • Tim Craven • Moon City Review 2014
“I Imagine My Mother’s Death” • Bryan D. Dietrich • The Pedestal Magazine 74
“Stephen Hawking” • Bryan D. Dietrich • The Cresset LXXIX:2
“Beware of the Dog” • James S. Dorr • Grievous Angel, 9/11/14
“A Universe” • Timons Esaias • Polu Texni, May
“The Peal Divers” • Francesca Forrest • Strange Horizons, 3/17/14
“Extinction” • Joshua Gage • Star*Line 37.3
“Elephants in the Alley” • Terry A. Garey • Cascadia Subduction Zone 3:3
“It’s a Universal Picture” • Gwynne Garfinkle • Mythic Delirium 1.1
“Field Notes” • Lola Haskins • Analog, November
“Before You Were a Vampire” • irving • Star*Line 37.3
“After the Changeling Incantation” • John Philip Johnson • Strange Horizons, 2/3/14
“After ‘Dark Matter’” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“After ‘Signs You’re in Trouble’” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Heere ther be Gods” • David Kopaska-Merkel • Star*Line 37.4
“Attic Dust” •  Sandi Leibowitz • Silver Blade 21
“Dualities” • Rose Lemberg • Mythic Delirium, October
“Landwork” • Rose Lemberg • Goblin Fruit, Spring
“Cinderella’s Breast” • Sandra Lindow • Archaeopteryx: The Newman Journal of Ideas 2
“daydreaming” • Lauren McBride • Star*Line 37.3
“Common Language” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest
“The Time of Last Scattering” • Lynette Mejía • Star*Line 37.1
“Marvel Word Problems” • P. Andrew Miller • Drawn to Marvel, eds. Marta Ferguson & Bryan Dietrich (Minor Arcana Press)
“Odyssey” • Kim L. Neidigh • Outposts of Beyond, July
“Queen of Cups” • Adrienne J. Odasso • inkscrawl 7
“Morning Sickness” • Aimee Ogden • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Oct/Nov
“At the Dark Matter Zoo” • Simon Petrie • The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, eds. P.S. Cottier & Tim Jones (Interactive Press)
“The Devil Riding Your Back” • Gabby Reed • Liminality 1
“Dark Energized” • Ann K. Schwader • Star*Line 37.3
“Leap” • Grace Seybold • Star*Line 37.1
“Shutdown” • Marge Simon • Qualia Nous, ed. Michael Bailey (Written Backwards)
“The Rat Queen” • Noel Sloboda • Pembroke Magazine 46
“Revelation” •  Robin Spriggs • The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (Anomalous Books)
“Intimate Universes” • Jason Sturner • Tales of the Talisman 10:1
“A Bulgakov Headache” • Sonya Taaffe • Stone Telling 10
“You Are Here” • Bogi Takács • Strange Horizons, 11/24/14
“Sonnet 65,000,000 BC” • Mary Turzillo • Star*Line 37.1
“Dark Matter Dark Mind” • Peter C. Venable • Parody 3:1
“The Old Time Traveler’s Song” • William John Watkins • Asimov’s Science Fiction, Jan
“Cthulhu partners” • Greer Woodward • Halloween Haiku II, ed. Lester Smith (Popcorn Press)
“Dare I Keep the Body” • Stephanie Wytovich • Mourning Jewelry (Raw Dog Screaming)
“Eventually, You Become Immune” • Stephanie Wytovich • Jamais Vu 1
“Remembering Jean-Paul Sartre” • Jeffrey Zable • Chrome Baby, Bairn 27
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Long Poems (40 poems)
“Nothing Writes to Disk” • Kythryne Aisling • Stone Telling 11
“Dearly Beloved” • Mike Allen • Postscripts to Darkness 5
“Six Things the Owl Said” • Megan Arkenberg • Goblin Fruit, Spring
“100 Reasons to Have Sex with an Alien” • F.J. Bergmann • 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest
“Sea Monster Objects to Term ‘Kaiju’” • Robert Borski • Dreams and Nightmares 99
“Death of the Crossing Guard” • Bruce Boston •  Jamais Vu 1
“Una Canción de Keys” • Lisa Bradley • Strange Horizons, 2/24/14
“Rule 44” • Robert Payne Cabeen • Fearworms: Selected Poems (Fanboy Comics)
“The Perfect Library” • David Clink • If the World Were to Stop Spinning (Piquant Press)
“And I’ll Dance With You Yet, My Darling” • C.S.E. Cooney • Stone Telling 10
“Drawn to Marvel” • Bryan D. Dietrich • Drawn to Marvel, eds. Marta Ferguson & Bryan Dietrich (Minor Arcana Press)
“Spelling ‘For Worse’” • Peg Duthie • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Star Song” • Kendall Evans • Analog, July/August
“House of Jaguar” • Serena Fusek • Star*Line 37.4
“Row Your Boat Ashore” • Adele Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine 2:2
“Hollow Beats the Night” • Delbert R. Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine 2:1
“The Alchemy” • Neile Graham • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Roman Shade” • April Grant • Strange Horizons, 1/27/14
“Mining Planet” • John Grey • Chrome Baby, Bairn 19
“Saline to Atlantis” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Words Not Red” • Herb Kauderer • The Book of Answers (Written Image)
“Said Rapunzel to the Wolf” • Sally Rosen Kindred • Goblin Fruit, Winter
“Encounter While Waiting for Transport” • David C. Kopaska-Merkel & W. Gregory Stewart • New Myths 26
“Numbers” • Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 37.2
“The Matter of the Horses” • Mary Soon Lee • Ideomancer 13:4
“The Virgin and the Unicorn” • Mary Soon Lee • Star*Line 37.1
“Braiding” • Sandi Leibowitz • Niteblade, March
“The Santa Claus Triptych” • Sandra J. Lindow • Star*Line 37.1
“Butterfly Effect” • John C. Mannone • Tupelo Press 30/30 project
“The Man Who Saw the World” • Alessandro Manzetti • Venus Intervention (Kipple Officina Libraria)
“A Summoning of Monsters” • Jack Hollis Marr • Liminality 1
“Concerning the Curious Burial Customs of the Witches of Megaira” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • Interfictions 4
“Demands” • Mari Ness • Goblin Fruit, Fall
“The Memory-Thief” • Adrienne J. Odasso & Dominik Parisien • Ideomancer 13:2
“Ode to Yon Glizan Orbs, or No?” • Terrie Leigh Relf • Tales of the Talisman 9:4
“The Swooning” • Mark Rich • The Cascadia Subduction Zone 4:4
“Principles of Entropy” • Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg • Abyss & Apex, January
“Eolian Conscientia” • Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo • Sweet Poison (Dark Renaissance Press)
“Let the Fire Decide” • Sarah Wright • Tales of the Talisman 9:3
“Conservation of Energy” • Alvaro Zinos-Amaro • Apex Magazine, August