The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 were awarded on Sunday 20 October 2019 during a public ceremony at the Southbank Centre, London.
The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020 winners will be announced on 25 October 2020. Read the Forward Prizes 2020 shortlists.
Fiona Benson wins the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2019 for Vertigo & Ghost. Benson reads her poem "Ace of Base" 1.40 into the film.
Stephen Sexton wins the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection 2019 for If All the World and Love Were Young. Stephen reads his poem, "Yoshi's House", 1.53 into the film.
Parwana Fayyaz wins the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2019 for "Forty Names". Hear Parwana read her winning poem 1.46 into the film.