2020 Far Horizons Award for Poetry:
The Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Far Horizons Award for Poetry! Well over 500 entries were received from emerging poets around the world, and the task was tough to whittle them down to just 12. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to those shortlisted!

The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced by July 17 on our website and social media pages, as chosen by judge Yusuf Saadi.

Cassandra Blondin Burt, "Untitled"
Violet Eliza-Sioux, "I Only Know Geology"
Adam Haiun, "House Poem"
Matthew King, "On Plato's Phaedrus 229"
A.R. Kung, "Flight"
Jessie MacKenzie, "Ikazi Dene"
Rachael Moorthy, "Midsummer Lightening"
Melanie Power, "The Real Pleiades"
Andrea Scott, "Sourdough Cherry Rose Rolls"
Manjinder Sidhu, "I don't want to but"
Samantha Sternberg, "Apprentice"
Isabella Wang, "Synapses and Grass"