Monday, July 16, 2012

Rhysling Spec-Fic Poetry Winners

The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced their winners for the 2012 Rhysling Awards (which I blogged about just this Friday).  I was happy to see a number of my personal favorites from the contest anthology on this list.  These poems are of excellent quality, with that fascinating twist one only gets from speculative writing.  It is great to see that speculative fiction poetry is alive and very well!   

Short Poem
  1. Shira Lipkin, "The Library, After" (Mythic Delirium 24)
  2. Erik Amundsen, "The Lend" (Stone Telling 5)
  3. Lyn C. A. Gardner, "In Translation" (Tales of the Talisman, vol 7, issue 4)
Long Poem
  1. Megan Arkenberg, "The Curator Speaks in the Department of Dead Languages" (Strange Horizons, 27 June 2011)
  2. G. O. Clark and Kendall Evans, "The 25-Cent Rocket: One-Quarter of the Way to the Stars" (Dreams & Nightmares, issue 89)
  3. Mary Turzillo, "The Legend of the Emperor's Space Suit (A Tale of Consensus Reality)" (, issue 17)
Pax, all

Credits: Format taken from Strange Horizons, here,  

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