Posted here by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
And here is the corrected breakdown:
Short Poem Category
This is the first time, to my knowledge, that this has been done in SFPA's history, but it had to be done; the original first and second place winners in the short category were both ineligible due to previous publication in 2009, facts that weren't discovered until after the awards were first announced. (There are other issues connected to the original first place winner and how it won, though the ineligibility renders them technically moot.) My sympathy to SFPA's new officers for having to start off their terms with a situation like this; my admiration goes out to them for handling it the way it needed to be handled.
"There are other issues connected to the original first place winner and how it won, though the ineligibility renders them technically moot."
At any rate, I far preferred Amal's poem to the original 1st and 2nd place winners, so while it's always unpleasant to have to disqualify poems after they win, I like this result better. :)
Well, if you look at the original voting totals (linked from the list of winners) you'll note what, at least in my recollection, must be an unprecedented result: 16 first place votes, no votes at all for second or third. I recommended re-reading the poem, then contemplating that total.
Edited at 2011-07-24 04:30 pm (UTC)