Copper Dog Publishing LLC is very happy to announce that Poet Michael H. Hanson’s poem, “The Astronaut Nightmare”, has been Nominated for the 2018 Rhysling Award, in the ‘short poem’ category! 🙂
“The Astronaut Nightmare” first appeared in the MoonDream Press dark fantasy poetry collection, WHEN THE NIGHT OWL SCREAMS, which we published on Halloween of 2017.
The Rhysling Awards are an annual award given for the best science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem of the year. Unlike most literary awards, which are named for the creator of the award, the subject of the award, or a noted member of the field, the Rhyslings are named for a fictional character in a science-fiction story: the blind poet ‘Rhysling,’ in Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “The Green Hills of Earth.” The award is given in two categories: “Best Long Poem”, for works of 50 or more lines, and “Best Short Poem”, for works of 49 or fewer lines.
“Blindfolded Man” by Ruadh DeLone Photography