2016 Rhysling Award Candidates
For poems published in 2015
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Short Poems
“Abandonarium” • Stacey Balkun • Devilfish Review 13
“Tech Support for the Apocalypse” • F. J. Bergmann • Dreams and Nightmares 101
“Time Travel Vocabulary Problems” • Ruth Berman • Dreams and Nightmares 100
“The Astronaut’s Heart” • Robert Borski • Asimov’s SF, September
“Forever Tracking” • Bruce Boston • Grievous Angel, May
‘hell-bent’ • Susan Burch • Grievous Angel, February
“Fried Okra” • Beth Cato • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Elegy for WLC” • David Clink • The Dalhousie Review 94:3
“The Sun Never Rises” • Michael Coolen • Latchkey Tales 2.6
“Secondary Ghosts” • P. S. Cottier • Australian Poetry Journal 5:2
“Worlds in Collision” • Bryan D. Dietrich • Farrago’s Wainscot, 2015
“Ligeia” • Ashley Dioses • Spectral Realms 2
“Why Have We Not Been Visited?” • Martin Elster • The Asses of Parnassus, 11/30/15
“Institutional Memory” • Alexandra Erin • Star*Line 38.1
“The Boats” • Adele Gardner • Abyss and Apex 56
“Couples Therapy” • Howie Good • The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles 10
“Robot Agonistes” • Alan Ira Gordon • The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb
“Gaunt” • Charles Gramlich • The Pedestal Magazine 76
“Mummies” • Richard Hedderman • Rattle 49
“Glinda's Dilemma” • Gloria Heffernan • Parody 4:1
“Selenites” • John Philip Johnson • The Pedestal Magazine 76
“Kraken” • Tim Jones • Interstellar Award
“Venice Letting Go” • Sandra Kasturi • Postscripts to Darkness 6
“luddite’s dream” • Herb Kauderer • Star*Line 38.4
“The Changeling’s Gambit” • Sasha Kim • Strange Horizons, 9/14/15
“re-entry heat” • Deborah Kolodji • Mariposa 32
“The Only Time Machine” • David Kopaska-Merkel • Sub- Saharan Magazine
“Rip Van Winkle On Mars” • David C. Kopaska-Merkel • The Martian Wave, 2015
“Post-Apocalyptic Toothbrush” •  Betsy Ladyzhets • Strange Horizons, 6/29/15
“Ode to Dorothy Gale” • Jenna Le • Nonbinary Review 4
“Flora and Fauna” • James Frederick Leach • HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II
“The Dreaded Dreadnoughtus” • B.J. Lee • Frostfire Worlds, November
“Postlude” • Nolan Liebert • Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, October
“B'resheet” • Julia Burns Liberman • Strange Horizons, 10/7/15
“An Introduction to Alternate Universes: Theory and Practice” • Sandra J. Lindow • Gyroscope Review 16:1
“Under the Cancer Tree ” • Sandra Lindow • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Four Chambers” • Shira Lipkin • Mythic Delirium, September
“Challenger” • Bronwyn Lovell • Strange Horizons, 6/8/15
“The Subtle Arts of Chemistry” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • New Myths, March
“Bone-House” • A.J. Odasso • Liminality 4
“Transition Metal” • A.J. Odasso • My Dear Watson: The Very Elements of Poetry (Beautiful Dragons Press)
“In Fits of Wildest Dreaming” • K. A. Opperman • Spectral Realms 3
“The Angels All Are Corpses in the Sky” • K. A. Opperman • The Crimson Tome (Hippocampus Press)
“Requiem” • Matt Quinn • Eye to the Telescope 16
“Lola” • Gabby Reed • Strange Horizons 7/20/15
“Attack of the Saurus” • John Reinhart • Star*Line 38.4
“Lot’s Wife” • Michelle Scalise-Piccirilli • HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II
“He Promised Me The Moon” • Marge Simon • Abyss & Apex 55
“Serving the Blind Girl” • Marge Simon • Silver Blade 28
“Raven Speaks” • Michael Spring • Absinthe Poetry Review 2
“Origami Crane/Light-Defying Starship” • Naru Sundar • Liminality 5
“An Unrequited Love Process Loops” • Marie Vibbert • Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2015
“Passenger Seat” •Stephanie Wytovich • An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Long Poems
“Season of the Ginzakura” • Ryu Ando • Strange Horizons, 7/13/15
“Seasons in a Moon Ocean” • Daniel Ausema • Dreams and Nightmares 100
from “Sunspots” • Simon Barraclough • Poetry, December 2015
“Chronopatetic” • F. J. Bergmann • Dreams and Nightmares 100
“Resonance Redux” • Bruce Boston • Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press)
“Dali's Apostles” •  David E. Cowen • The Horror Zine, December 2015
“The Comet Elm” • Martin Elster • 2015 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners
“Observations from the Black Ball Line Between Deimos and Callisto” • Alexandra Erin • The Martian Wave, 2015
“A Brief History of Human Evolution” • Gary Every • Tales of the Talisman 10.4
“Actaeon” • Alice Fanchiang • Strange Horizons, 11/11/15
“Deliverance” • Adele Gardner • Songs of Eretz Poetry Review, 6/28/15
“The White Planet” • Albert Goldbarth • Boulevard 31:1
“Illusions of Man” • Deborah Guzzi • Silver Blade 26
“Reversed Polarities” • Nin Harris • Strange Horizons, 6/1/15
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at Blackbeard” • Ed Higgins • Parody 4:1
“Typhon & Echidna: A Love Story” • Sandra Kasturi • Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary, ed. Heather J. Wood (Stone Skin Press)
“Interiora II” • Alessandro Manzetti • Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
“Et je ne pleurais jamais les larmes cicatrisantes magiques; c'est seulement un mensonge joli” • Elizabeth R. McClellan • Niteblade 31
“Changeling” • Lynette Mejia • Liminality 6
“An Unexpected Guest” • Lev Mirov • Liminality 5
"Poetry Set: Red Wire, Monsters, Slipknot” • A.J. Odasso • SWAMP Writing 17
“Halloween” • K. A. Opperman • The Crimson Tome (Hippocampus Press)
“It Begins With A Haunting” • Krysada Panusith Phounsiri • Dance Among Elephants (Sahtu Press)
“O Dervish of the Restless Heart” • Saba Razvi • Nonbinary Review 6
“The Noble Torturer” • Sofia Samatar • Bluestockings Magazine, 7/28/15
“Adarna” • M. Sereno • Strange Horizons, 12/21/15
“Twenty Years” • Christina Sng• New Myths 32
“The Woman in the Coffee Shop” • Christina Sng • Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction 5
“A Love in Twelve Feathers” • Shveta Thakrar • Strange Horizons, 10/19/15

Nominations per publication (46 publications):

1   Absinthe Poetry Review
2   Abyss & Apex
2 spacer Asimov’s Science Fiction
1   The Asses of Parnassus
1   Australian Poetry Journal
1   Bluestockings Magazine
1   Boulevard
2   The Crimson Tome (Hippocampus Press)
1   The Dalhousie Review
1   Dance Among Elephants (Sahtu Press)
1   Devilfish Review
4   Dreams and Nightmares
1   Eden Underground (Crystal Lake Publishing)
1   An Exorcism of Angels (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
1   Eye to the Telescope
1   Frostfire Worlds
1   Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary, ed. Heather J. Wood (Stone Skin Press)
2   Grievous Angel
1   Gyroscope Review
2   HWA Poetry Showcase Volume II
1   The Horror Zine
1   Interstellar Award
1   Latchkey Tales
4   Liminality
1   Lontar: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction
1   The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles
2   The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction
1   Mariposa
2   The Martian Wave
1   My Dear Watson: The Very Elements of Poetry (Beautiful Dragons Press)
1   Mythic Delirium
2   New Myths
1   Niteblade
2   Nonbinary Review
2   Parody
2   The Pedestal Magazine
1   Postscripts to Darkness
1   Rattle
1   Resonance Dark and Light (Eldritch Press)
2   Silver Blade
1   Songs of Eretz Poetry Review
2   Spectral Realms
4   Star*Line
10   Strange Horizons
1   Sub-Saharan Magazine
1   SWAMP Writing
2   Tales of the Talisman
1   Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry

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