The 2009 Rhysling Awards are now open to nominations from SFPA members. My eligible poems (all for the short poem category) this year are:
- “Werepenguin.” Strange Horizons, 10 March 2008.
- “Venusian Girls Are Better.” Coyote Wild. January 2008 Vol 2 Issue 1.
- “The Aviary.” Chizine, Issue #35 (January – March 2008).
I’m fond of these poems, and I hope people will check them out who missed them the first time, but honestly I don’t think any of them are award-worthy. I would suggest people instead consider these two poems which both really struck me this year: