National Poetry Day - the nationwide celebration of poetry for everyone - is on Thursday 2 October 2014. This year's theme is Remember. Join in and #thinkofapoemClick here for free resources, delightful activities, interesting ideas and wonderful posters.
The Forward Prizes for Poetry, celebrating the best new poetry published this year, are awarded on September 30 at London's Southbank centre. Join us !
The shortlist has been determined by Jeremy Paxman and singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews, with poets Dannie Abse, Helen Mort, Vahni Capildeo.
Forward Arts Foundation makes poetry heard.
We organise National Poetry Day & we celebrate the best of the year's poetry through the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Book of Poetry. Click here to learn how you can join in.
I watch my father separate the ‘great greats’
from the ‘great’, the proud patriarchs,
the weddings and unsmiling aunts,
the fishermen released from their nets,