The Forward Prizes 2015 have been awarded.
Claudia Rankine won the Best Collection prize for Citizen: An American Lyric, Mona Arshi's Small Hands won the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and Claire Harman Best Single Poem for "The Mighty Hudson".
Claudia Rankine accepts the Forward Prize for Best Collection
We invite students to respond – creatively and/or critically – to a set of poems on the Forward Prizes shortlist.
Open to students aged 11-18, the competition is free to enter.
Thursday October 8 2015 was National Poetry Day: a mass celebration of all things poetical.
Events and activities, many on the theme of Light, took place across the nation and on the BBC to mark our 21st birthday.
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.