Forward Meet The Poet was an online series which featured readings from the ten books shortlisted for Forward Prizes.

It was an opportunity to hear excellent writers read live, discuss what they do with words, and see them field questions. These were moderated by a member of the 2020 Forward Prizes jury.

As former Forward jury chair, Jeremy Paxman, put it: “At last! A chance to ask poets what they’re on about. It’s been too long.”