The Forward Book of Poetry 2020 – out now
It’s time to sharpen your poetry appetite, scan the poetry landscape and sample new work by the names behind the poetry boom by ordering copies of the new Forward Book of Poetry 2020.
This new selection of the best poetry published in the British Isles over the last year has been harvested from more than 200 collections and journals eligible for the Forward Prizes. The 50 highly commended poets featured include Carol Ann Duffy, Inua Ellams, Hugo Williams, Ann Wroe and Morgan Parker, plus, of course, the 15 poets on this year’s Prizes shortlists (below).
Pick up your copy here
The Forward Prize for Best Collection
Fiona Benson • Niall Campbell • Ilya Kaminsky • Vidyan Ravinthiran • Helen Tookey
The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection
Raymond Antrobus • Jay Bernard • David Cain • Isabel Galleymore • Stephen Sexton
The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem
Liz Berry • Mary Jean Chan • Jonathan Edwards • Parwana Fayyaz • Holly Pester