2015 Rhysling Award Candidates
For poems published in 2014
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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

Nominations per publication (51 publications):

1   Abyss & Apex
2   Analog
1   Apex Magazine
1   Archaeopteryx: The Newman Journal of Ideas
4 spacer Asimov’s Science Fiction
4   The Book of Answers (Written Image)
2   Cascadia Subduction Zone
2   Chrome Baby
1   Codex Lilith (pamphlet)
1   The Cresset
2   Drawn to Marvel (Minor Arcana Press)
3   Dreams & Nightmares
1   Eureka Street
2   Eye to the Telescope
1   facebook.com/gsuttonbreiding
1   Fearworms (fanboy Comics)
6   Goblin Fruit
1   Grievous Angel
1   Halloween Haiku II (Popcorn Press)
2   Ideomancer
1   If the World Were to Stop Spinning (Piquant Press)
1   inkscrawl
1   Interfictions
2   Jamais Vu
2   Liminality
1   Moon City Review
1   Mourning Jewelry (Raw Dog Screaming)
3   Mythic Delirium
1   New Myths
1   Niteblade
1   Outposts of Beyond
1   Parody
2   The Pedestal Magazine
1   Pembroke Magazine
2   Polu Texni
1   Postscripts to Darkness
1   Qualia Nous (Written Backwards)
2   SFPA Poetry Contest
2   Silver Blade
2   Songs of Eretz
1   Space & Time
13   Star*Line
1   The Stars Like Sand (Interactive Press)
3   Stone Telling
5   Strange Horizons
1   Sweet Poison (Dark Renaissance Press)
3   Tales of the Talisman
1   Tigershark
1   Tupelo Press 30/30 project
1   The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom (Anomalous Books)
1   Venus Intervention (Kipple Officina Libraria)

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