The 2021 Rhysling Anthology:
The Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Poetry of 2020

The 2021 Rhysling Anthology contains the best speculative poems published in English in 2020, nominated by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. The Anthology serves as the voting instrument for the annual Rhysling Award, given in Long and Short categories. Poems may be science fiction, fantasy, or horror, and often include tropes from more than one genre. The Anthology is a respected showcase of speculative poetry.

The Global Poetry Anthology / The Montreal Prize Anthology 2020

Founded in 2010, the Montreal International Poetry Prize has established itself as a major event in contemporary poetry, both in Canada and around the world. The Montreal Prize Anthology 2020 explodes with talent, combining radiant vision with striking invention in form. These poems, a handful of the thousands submitted to the 2020 competition, were chosen for the lone virtue of their speaking directly to the reader, with conviction and with art. In 2019, the founder of the Montreal Prize, Asa Boxer, transferred it to the Department of English at McGill University. A team of dedicated faculty and graduate students recruited a distinguished international jury, headed by Pulitzer-prize-winner Yusef Komunyakaa, to judge the entries. This book is the result.