- The 2018 Forward Prizes for Poetry shortlists have been announced. Find out more and book tickets to the ceremony at Southbank Centre on 18 September 2018.
National Poetry Day - Thursday 4 October 2018 - is a chance for all to enjoy, discover and share a poem, using hashtag #nationalpoetryday.
This year's theme is Change. 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.