Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:15
American poet Jorie Graham has won the £10,000 Forward Prize for Best Collection, for
P L A C E (Carcanet).
Graham is the first female to receive the prize since Kathleen Jamie in 2004, and is the first American woman ever to scoop the poetry award. The judges described her collection as "startling,...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 08:54
John Burnside has won the Forward Prize for Best Collection after being shortlisted a previous three times for the poetry prize.
The 56-year-old received the £10,000 award for his collection Black Cat Bone (Jonathan Cape), praised by chair of judges Andrew Motion as "[a book] to linger over, as well as one to...
Tue, 19/04/2011 - 08:35
Andrew Motion is to chair the judging panel for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2011, as the awards celebrate their 20th year.
The former poet laureate will be joined on the judging panel by historian Antonia Fraser, assistant books editor at the Daily Telegraph Sameer Rahim, poet and teacher Leonie Rushforth, and poet and...
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 15:13
Chatto & Windus has acquired two titles by Fiona Sampson, both "wonderful additions to the Chatto poetry list", according to the publisher.
Parisa Ebrahimi, assistant editor, bought world rights, all languages, to both titles in a deal made directly with the author.
Beyond the Lyric, which will be...
Mon, 12/01/2009 - 12:40
The poet Mick Imlah, whose collection The Lost Leader (Faber) is shortlisted for tonight's T S Eliot prize, has died at the age of 52.
The Lost Leader, which earlier won the 2008 Forward Prize for Best Collection, was Imlah's second collection of poetry. The first, Birthmarks, was published 20 years...
Thu, 09/10/2008 - 06:00
Mick Imlah has won the £10,000 Forward Prize for Best Collection with only his second collection of poetry, as announced yesterday, National Poetry Day. The Lost Leader (Faber) is Imlah’s first collection for 20 years.
Kathryn Simmonds won the £5,000 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for Sunday...
Thu, 04/10/2007 - 07:55
Sean O'Brien has become the first person to win the prestigious Forward Prize for Poetry three times.
O'Brien, 55, from Newcastle, was awarded the £10,000 prize for best collection for The Drowned Book.
A professor of creative writing at Newcastle University, he has won the Forward Prize for Poetry twice...
Tue, 17/07/2007 - 06:57
Britain's richest poetry awards chose by far the youngest poet in their history as a finalist for their most sought-after prize, notes the Guardian. He is Luke Kennard, 26, whose book of verse The Harbour Beyond the Movie is shortlisted for the £10,000 Forward prize for the year's best collection.
The shortlists in...