Huge congratulations to AF Fellows Ella Frears and Will Harris, who have both been nominated for The Forward Poetry Prize’s Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection!
Celebrating the year’s best new poetry, The Forward Prizes are amongst the leading awards for poetry in the UK and Ireland. Awarded across three categories – the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem – they recognise the work of new and aspiring poets alongside well-established names.
This year’s shortlists range far and wide – both geographically and culturally – featuring a hymn to the bodies of indigenous womxn, a lyrical exploration of an Indian childhood and a powerful reconstruction of the inner life of a sixteenth-century Spanish queen.
The winners will be announced on Sunday 25 October.