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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