Since 1978 the international membership of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association has selected the best long and short poems in science ﬁction, fantasy, and horror for its annual Rhysling Awards.
Often considered the equivalent for poetry of the Nebula Awards for ﬁction, the winning poems appear each year in the Nebula Awards anthologies. The SFPA recently released a new anthology, The Alchemy of Stars II showcasing the winners from 2005-2018.
This 132-page collection presents fifteen years of award-winning speculative poems, edited by the award-winning Sandra J. Lindow, and featuring a cover by Sing Yung Lee and Jonathan Hedley, with a forward by SFPA President Bryan Thao Worra. SFPA Vice-President F.J. Bergmann provided the interior design.
These poems reflect both established and emerging voices in speculative poetry around the world and an intriguing snapshot of the members voting tastes over the years. Interested readers will also want to take a look at the hard-to-find 2005 collection The Alchemy of Stars, edited by Roger Dutcher with an introduction by the acclaimed Jane Yolen.