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The 2016 Rhysling Anthology

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In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with its two visible cornerposts: the association's newsletter, Star*Line, and the Rhysling Awards. Nominees for the 2016 Rhysling Award are selected by the membership of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Each member is allowed to nominate one work in each of two categories: "B ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 8th 2016 by Science Fiction Poetry Association
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Diane
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Another great anthology. Lots of poems I've read already in 2015 and a tough decision to choose for the Rhysling Award
Mary Soon Lee
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
This poetry anthology contains all the science fiction, fantasy, and straight science poems nominated for the 2016 Rhysling Award. I liked many of the 117 poems, admired the skill of many more though they weren't my cup of tea, and loved a few of the poems. Lately I've been drawn more to fantasy than science fiction, yet in this anthology many of my favorites were science fiction or straight science poems connected to space. Of these my favorite was the extract from Simon Barraclough's "Sunspots ...more
Ann Schwader
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This contest voting tool for members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association continues to offer a large selection of the previous year's speculative poetry in an attractive trade paperback format.

There's likely to be something here to intrigue most genre readers, though dark verse and mythic verse weren't as well-represented as in some years. Not quite as much flat-out SF, either -- line-blurring and slipstream work seemed more popular this time around. I saw a few more formal poems, as well.
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Melodie Bolt
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This year's collection of the best SF/F/H poetry does not disappoint. Both short form and long form poems are featured, as well as form and free verse. Topics are a full spectrum of mythology, science, contemporary, cultural, and gender issues. I highly recommend this collection for anyone looking to read poets and poetry that will push you beyond literary norms. Peter Sears, Oregon Poet Laureate, was nominated for a Rhysling in a previous year, and you won't be disappointed with the quality in ...more
Andrea Blythe
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
A lovely collection of some of the best poems in the speculative genres.

The recently announce winners were:
– Tied for best long poem: Krysada Panusith Phounsiri for “It Begins With A Haunting” and Ann K. Schwader for “Keziah”
– Best short poem: Ruth Berman for “Time Travel Vocabulary Problems”
Beth Cato
Not a review. Includes my nominated poem "Fried Okra."
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This was absolutely gorgeous. I remember it well. Now if I could find my copy!
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