The 2019 Rhysling Winners

Beth Cato photo2019 Rhysling Award—Short Poem: Beth Cato
Winning poem: “After Her Brother Ripped the Heads from Her Paper Dolls”

Appeared in Mythic Delirium 4.3

Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy from Harper Voyager. She’s a Hanford, California, native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.comand on Twitter at @BethCato.

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Sarah Tolmie photo2019 Rhysling Award—Long Poem: Sarah Tolmie
Winning poem: “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld”

Appeared in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, April 2018

Sarah Tolmie is a poet, speculative fiction writer and professor of British literature and creative writing at the University of Waterloo. Her poetry collection The Art of Dying was nominated for the 2019 Griffin Prize, and her poem “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” is nominated for an Aurora Award. Her most recent novel, The Little Animals, about the 17th-century Dutch microscopist
Leeuwenhoek and his weird (fictional) encounter with the goose girl from the Brothers Grimm, came out in May to starred reviews in PW and Locus. Her work appears in Year’s Best Canadian Poetry in English (2018) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction (2017). Her first book of poems, Trio, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2015, and her first novel, The Stone Boatmen, for the Campbell Award (2014).

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Jeff Crandall photoSecond Place—Short Poem: Jeff Crandall
“What Loves You”

Appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October

Jeff Crandall is a Washington State poet, glass artist and a founding editor of Floating Bridge Press. His work has appeared previously in Beloit Poetry Journal, Bloom, North American Review, JAMA and Seattle Review, among others. His book of poems, The Grief Pool, was published by Firestorm Press.

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Beth Cato photoSecond Place—Long Poem: Beth Cato
“The Fairies in the Crawlspace”

Appeared in Uncanny 21

Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy from Harper Voyager. She’s a Hanford, California, native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.comand on Twitter at @BethCato.

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f j bergmann photoThird Place—Short Poem: Millie Ho
“3D-Printed Brother”

Appeared in Strange Horizons 9/25/18

Millie Ho’s work appears in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Fiction, and more. She draws the comic sorrowbacon. She attended Clarion West in 2019. Find her on Twitter @Millie_Ho.

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f j bergmann photoThird Place—Short Poem: Ann K. Schwader
“A City Built on Bones”

Appeared in Abyss & Apex 66

Ann K. Schwader’s poems have recently appeared in Spectral Realms, Dreams & Nightmares, Star*Line, Abyss & Apex, and Weird Fiction Review. Her most recent collection, Dark Energies (P’rea Press 2015) was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist. She has been a Rhysling Award winner twice (for short & long form), and she was voted SFPA Grand Master in 2018.

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Mary Soon Lee photoThird Place—Long Poem: F. J. Bergmann
Poem: “3-Minute Future”

Appeared in Uncanny Stories V

F. J. Bergmann edits poetry for Mobius: The Journal of Social Change and imagines tragedies on or near exoplanets. She has competed at National Poetry Slam as a member of the Madison, WI, Urban Spoken Word team. Her work appears irregularly in Abyss & Apex, Analog, Asimov's SF, and elsewhere in the alphabet. A Catalogue of the Further Suns won the 2017 Gold Line Press poetry chapbook contest and the 2018 SFPA Elgin Chapbook Award.

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