Forward prize for poetry

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Kim Moore wins Forward poetry prize for ‘phenomenal’ poems about everyday sexism
All the Men I Never Married took the £10,000 award for best collection, while Stephanie Sy-Quia and Nick Laird were also winners in other categories

Sarah Shaffi

28, Nov, 2022 @9:30 PM

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‘The pendulum has swung’: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment
Monique Roffey, the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch, on the lit-boom that’s happening on the Caribbean island

Monique Roffey

03, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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Luke Kennard wins Forward poetry prize for ‘anarchic’ response to Shakespeare
Notes on the Sonnets took the £10,000 award for best collection, while Caleb Femi and Nicole Sealey came out on top in the other categories

Alison Flood

24, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Forward poetry prizes shortlist former young people’s laureate Caleb Femi
Poor is in line for the Felix Dennis first collection award, while the contenders for best collection are praised for their ‘limitless’ ambition

Alison Flood

08, Jun, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Forward poetry prize goes to ‘audacious, erotically charged’ The Air Year
Caroline Bird, whose book was inspired by the first year of a relationship, takes £10,000 honour for best collection alongside awards for Will Harris and Malika Booker

Sian Cain

25, Oct, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz review – intimate, electric and defiant
The Mojave and Latinx poet, up for this year’s Forward prize, is on breathtaking form in this intellectually rigorous collection exploring love and identity

Emily Pérez

18, Aug, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Four new collections up for the Forward poetry prizes – review roundup
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz; Citadel by Martha Sprackland; Magnolia 木蘭 by Nina Mingya Powles; and The Air Year by Caroline Bird

Aingeal Clare

02, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Natalie Diaz: 'It is an important and dangerous time for language'
The Native American and Latinx poet’s Postcolonial Love Poem has been shortlisted for the Forward prize for best collection

Sandeep Parmar

02, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Police violence, heritage and love: Forward poetry prizes reveal shortlists 'made to last'
Native American poet Natalie Diaz among contenders for best collection award with Postcolonial Love Poem, alongside Pascale Petit and Caroline Bird

Alison Flood

09, Jun, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Bard labour: boost workplace productivity 'by reading a poem'
Poetry world thrilled at news the New York Times’ morning meeting begins with Wordsworth or Simic

Frances Perraudin

06, Mar, 2020 @6:36 PM

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The Guardian view on the healthy state of poetry: a reprimand to Trump and Johnson | Editorial
Editorial: English-language poetry is in great health – and has much to tell us about our fragile, fraught times


25, Oct, 2019 @5:25 PM

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Forward prize winner Fiona Benson: ‘It’s still taboo to talk about rape and women’s bodies’
The poet, who wrote her winning collection in almost a single sitting, talks about motherhood, sexual violence and using poetry to process trauma

Charlotte Higgins

25, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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