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April 2017 – Eye To The Telescope Rhysling Nominations
The following poems published in 2016 have been nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award:

  • Exploratory Colony 454—15th May, 2052 • Lore Bernier • ETTT 20
  • The Robot by the Fireplace • Ken Poyner • ETTT 20
  • Exotic Heads Trimmed Neatly • John Reinhart • ETTT 21
  • The Doppelgänger and the Ghost • Lev Mirov • ETTT 22

September 2016 – Best of the Net Nominations
The following poems published in the preceding year have been nominated for Best of the Net:

  • The Distance Between Stars, Stacey Gruver, Eye to the Telescope 17
  • Runner, Nora Weston, Eye to the Telescope 17
  • Mermaid, on Land, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Eye to the Telescope 18
  • Landscapes, Geoffrey A. Landis, Eye to the Telescope 19
  • Quicksilver Voices (Modern-Day Daedalus), Evelyn Deshane, Eye to the Telescope 19
  • The Robot by the Fireplace, Ken Poyner, Eye to the Telescope 20

April 2016 – Eye To The Telescope Rhysling Nominations
The following poems published in 2015 have been nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award:

  • Requiem, Matt Quinn, Eye to the Telescope 16
  • The Sun Ships, Steven Withrow, Eye to the Telescope 16

April 2015 – Eye To The Telescope Rhysling Nominations
The following poems published in 2014 have been nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award:

  • The Delusion of Trees, David Barber, Eye to the Telescope 14
  • Lost, F.J. Bergmann, Eye to the Telescope 14

July 2014 – Eye to the Telescope Best of the Net Finalist
F.J. Bergmann’s “What Not to Say to an Alien” from Issue 8 was a finalist in 2013 Best of the Net.

May 2013 – Eye To The Telescope Rhysling Nominations
The following poems published in 2012 have been nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award:

  • Blind Obedience • Dennis M. Lane • Eye to the Telescope 4
  • Conservatory of Shadows • Jacie Ragan • Eye to the Telescope 6
  • First Context • John Garrison • Eye to the Telescope 5
  • Something Super • Mary Alexandra Agner • Eye to the Telescope 3

November 2012 – Eye to the Telescope Pushcart Nominations
The following poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by their respective editors. Thanks to editors & authors for making this such a great collection of nominated poems. I hope some of them win! —David C.Kopaska-Merkel

Eye to the Telescope 3, January 2012
“Something super” by Mary Alexandra Agner.
“The viper stands watch” by Natasha Kochicheril Moni.

Eye to the Telescope 4, April 2012
“There once was a werewolf named Dinah” by P. Andrew Miller.
“Lullaby for arachnophobes” by Ann K. Schwader.

Eye to the Telescope 5, July 2012
“Transmutation” by Linda D. Addison.

Eye to the Telescope 6, October 2012
“Dark revelation” by Fred Phillips.

October 2012 – Eye To The Telescope Dwarf Stars Nominations
The following poems published in 2011 have been nominated for the SFPA Dwarf Stars Award:

April 2012 – Eye To The Telescope Rhysling Nominations
The following poems published in 2011 have been nominated for the SFPA Rhysling Award:

August 2011 – Eye To The Telescope 2:
Robots, Time Machines, Aliens, And Joe Dolce

When the Science Fiction Poetry Association asked New Zealand poet, author and anthologist Tim Jones to edit an issue of their online magazine Eye To The Telescope featuring Australian New Zealand speculative poetry, he didn't expect to receive a submission from the singer-songwriter behind 1980s hit song “Shaddap You Face”—and he didn't expect to like it enough to include it in the issue.

“Shaddap You Face” was an Italian-themed novelty song that was absolutely inescapable in the early 1980s. ‘All I knew of Joe Dolce was that he wrote that one song,’ says Tim Jones. ‘What I didn't know is that he's also a fine poet, with work published in many of Australia's leading literary journals. His poem “Aliens” makes a great concluding poem for this issue.’

Speculative poetry covers poetry that fits within the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, plus other associated genres like magic realism and surrealism. ‘It was really tough to choose only 20 poems from the much larger number of poems I'd like to have published,’ says Tim Jones, ‘but I'm happy to have included such a range of genres and styles.’

The first poem, Helen Rickerby's “If this is the future ...,” uses science fiction as a beautifully delicate metaphor, but there's also such hard-out science fiction poems as Chris Lynch's “Man in a wingsuit.” There is apocalyptic menace in Grant Stone's “Bordertown” and Emily Manger's “A whimper after the bang,” in contrast to the wry humour of Laurice Gilbert's “Exterminiknit.”

‘One of the things I'm most pleased about is that this issue brings together well-regarded poets, like Janis Freegard, Stephen Oliver and David Reiter, with authors best known for their fiction, like Mary Victoria and Peter Friend, both of whom contributed poems on fantasy themes, and Spanish-domiciled Australian writer Rod Usher,’ Tim Jones commented. ‘There's surrealism, a sonnet, and one dialect poem that reminds me of Russell Hoban's great novel “Riddley Walker”.’

Whether you love poetry, you love SF, fantasy, and horror, or you just want to find out what on earth speculative poetry is, there is something for you in Eye To The Telescope 2.


May 2011Eye To The Telescope 1

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