- The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 will be awarded at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 20th October 2019, where we will celebrate the 15 poets shortlisted across the categories of Best Collection, Best First Collection, and Best Single Poem. To be the first to know about tickets going on sale, please ensure you are signed up to our mailing list.
National Poetry Day - Thursday 3 October 2019 - is a chance for all to enjoy, discover and share a poem, using hashtag #nationalpoetryday.
This year's theme is Truth. Sign up to learn more.
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.
- The Forward Prizes for Poetry and the annual Forward Book of Poetry are generously sponsored by Bookmark, the global content and communications company.
- We support poetry in schools - and now you can too. This stunning anthology, edited by Kate Clanchy, features 23 exceptional young poets who made their home in the English language by reading and writing poems, with the backing of Forward Arts Foundation. Buy copies here for yourself and for any teachers you know: 25p from every copy funds our work with children.