Cecilia Knapp

Cecilia Knapp is a poet and novelist. She was the Young People’s Laureate for London 2020-21. Her poems have appeared in Magma, Wasafiri, The White Review, Ambit and Bath Magg. She curated the poetry anthology Everything is going to be Alright (Trapeze.) Her debut novel Little Boxes was published in March by the Borough Press and her debut collection Peach Pig is forthcoming with Corsair. She won the 2021 Ruth Rendell Award and was shortlisted for the 2020 Rebecca Swift Women’s Prize and the Outspoken Prize for Poetry


Forward Prizes History:

  • 2022 Forward Prizes for Best Single Poem, shortlisted for, ‘I’m Shouting I LOVED YOUR DAD at my Brother’s Cat’ (Perverse)