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Forward Prizes for Poetry shortlists announced

In the UK, the shortlists for the Forward Prizes for Poetry have been announced.

The shortlist for the £10,000 (A$17,570) Forward Prize for Best Collection is:

  • Venus as a Bear (Vahni Capildeo, Carcanet)
  • Assurances (J O Morgan, Jonathon Cape)
  • Black Sun (Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Faber)
  • Don’t Call Us Dead (Danez Smith, Chatto & Windus)
  • Wade in the Water (Tracy K Smith, Penguin).

Shortlists have also been announced in the categories of best first collection, worth £5000 (A$8780), and best single poem, worth £1000 (A$1760). See the full shortlists here.

The winners will be announced on 18 September in London.


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