2015 Rhysling Awards

The winners of the 2015 Rhysling Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. The recipients were selected by a vote of 68 SFPA members.

Short Poem Category

First Place

  • “Shutdown” by Marge Simon in Qualia Nous, ed. Michael Bailey (Written Backwards, 2014)

Second Place

  • “Science Fiction (with apologies to Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”)” by Ruth Berman in Dreams and Nightmares 98

Third Place (4-way tie)

  • “I Imagine My Mother’s Death” by Bryan D. Dietrich in The Pedestal Magazine 74
  • “The Peal Divers” by Francesca Forrest in Strange Horizons, 3/17/14
  • “Extinction” by Joshua Gage in Star*Line 37.3
  • “After the Changeling Incantation” by John Philip Johnson in Strange Horizons, 2/3/14

Long Poem Category

First Place

  • “100 Reasons to Have Sex with an Alien” by F.J. Bergmann in 2014 SFPA Poetry Contest

Second Place

  • “Six Things the Owl Said” by Megan Arkenberg in Goblin Fruit, Spring

Third Place

  • “The Perfect Library” by David Clink in If the World Were to Stop Spinning (Piquant Press)