The Forward Prizes are the most coveted poetry prizes in the UK and Ireland: they will be awarded on 28 September at the Royal Festival Hall. Join us there to hear a selection of the best poetry of the year.
The 2015 jury is chaired by writer and performer A L Kennedy.
Picture by Donna Lisa Healy
Thursday October 8 2015 is National Poetry Day: a mass celebration of all things poetical.
Events and activities, many on the theme of Light, will be taking place across the nation and on the BBC to mark our 21st birthday.
Fancy joining in? Learn how, here.
NPD 2015: the theme is light
Forward Arts Foundation is a literary charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience.
We do this through National Poetry Day, the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Book of Poetry. Click here to learn how you can join in.