Every year since 1978, members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA) have nominated speculative poetry published the prior year for the Rhysling Award. These poems are collected in the annual Rhysling Anthology. Once the membership receives their copies of the anthology, they cast votes for their three favorite poems in each of two categories: “Best Short Poem” (1-49 lines) and “Best Long Poem” (50 or more lines). The 2014 anthology came out a little late this year, but it was well worth waiting to lose myself in the astounding imagery offered by poets from around the world.
The 2014 Rhysling Anthology isn’t yet available for public sale, however, I’d like to use this opportunity to share a few links to speculative poetry publications.
Quarterly poetry zine with a focus on the mythic and fantastical.
A new quarterly speculative poetry zine with poems “that touch the heart as much as the head.”
Note: Read Diane Severson’s review of Luminality’s first issue which includes four audio versions of the peoms here.
Weekly poem, story, article, review, etc., all with a speculative bent.
Science Fiction and Fantasy poetry, often with a touch of horror.
The Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Speculative poetry of all types.
Quarterly magazine packed with speculative fiction and imaginative poetry.