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
National Poetry Day - Thursday October 6 - is a chance for all to enjoy, discover and share a poem, using hashtag #nationalpoetryday.
This year's theme is Messages: if you have anything important to say, then say it with a poem. We have downloadable posters and activities to get you started. 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.
- Support The Very Quiet Foreign Girls Reading Group. We seek £7,500 to fund Shukria Rezaei, an 18-year-old Hazara refugee, to mentor pupils at Oxford Spires Academy, under the supervision of teacher/poet Kate Clanchy. Donate to the cause through Just Giving.