The 25th Forward Prizes for Poetry.
The 2016 shortlists for Best Collection feature Vahni Capildeo, Ian Duhig, Choman Hardi, Alice Oswald and Denise Riley. The prizes will be awarded on 20 September at the Royal Festival Hall
Forward Prizes shortlist 2016
Thursday October 6 2016 is National Poetry Day: a mass celebration of all things poetical.
This year's theme Messages: all are invited to join in. With our partners, we will shortly be setting out a fabulous array of poems, images, downloadable resources and activity ideas shortly. Meanwhile, get thinking: say it with a poem.
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.