Poetry

Emily Blewitt’s poem at And Other Poems Highly Commended in this year’s Forward Prizes

I'm very happy to say that Emily Blewitt's prose poem This Is Not a Rescue, first published at  And Other Poems (the poetry site I edit), has been Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry and will be published this autumn in The Forward Book of Poetry 2017.  Huge congratulations to Emily whose debut collection will be… Continue reading Emily Blewitt’s poem at And Other Poems Highly Commended in this year’s Forward Prizes

Poetry

Winchester Poetry Festival Poets Feature in Forward Prize Lists

Two of the poets reading at this year's Winchester Poetry Festival have been shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2016.  Choman Hardi has been shortlisted for her collection Considering the Women (Bloodaxe Books) and Ian Duhig has been shortlisted for his collection The Blind Roadmaker (Picador Poetry). Choman Hardi will read at the festival on Saturday 8th… Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival Poets Feature in Forward Prize Lists

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UK online poetry journals now eligible to submit to Forward Prize

The Forward Arts Foundation, sponsors of The Forward Prizes for Poetry, has announced that this year, for the first time, online journals based in the UK and Ireland are permitted to nominate up to two poems from their sites for consideration in the Prize for Best Single Poem. There are further guidelines for eligibility, available here,… Continue reading UK online poetry journals now eligible to submit to Forward Prize