Holly Hopkins

Holly Hopkins grew up in Berkshire, grew up even more in London and now lives in Manchester. Her debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Holly has been an assistant editor of The Rialto and was previously manager of the Forward Prizes (2016 until June 2021). She has received an Eric Gregory Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship and was shortlisted for the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize. Her poems featured in Carcanet New Poetries VIII and have been published in The Guardian, The Telegraph and TLS.


Forward Prizes History:

  • 2022 Forward Prizes for Best First Collection, shortlisted for English Summer (Penned in the Margins)