Last week, the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) announced the winners of the 2014 Rhysling Awards. The SFPA awards the Rhysling in two length categories for the best science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem published during the previous year.
Short Poem Category (less than 50 lines):
First Place: “Turning the Leaves” by Amal El-Motar, Apex Magazine 55
Second Place: “Rivers” by Geoffrey A. Landis, Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2013
Third Place: “Music of the Stars” by Bruce Boston, 2013 Balticon Program Book
Long Poem Category (50 or more lines)
First Place: “Interregnum” by Mary Soon Lee, Star*Line 36.4
Second Place: “Hungry Constellations” by Mike Allen, Goblin Fruit, Fall 2013
Third Place: “I will show you a single treasure from the treasures of Shah Niyaz” by Rose Lemberg, Goblin Fruit, Summer 2013
Congratulations to the winners, runner-ups, and all the nominees. Looking forward to another year of great speculative poetry.