Young poet shortlisted for Forward Prize

<p>Britain&#39;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 <em>The Harbour Beyond the Movie</em> is shortlisted for the &pound;10,000 Forward prize for the year&#39;s best collection.</p><p>The shortlists in full are as follows:</p><p>Best collection prize (&pound;10,000)</p><p><strong>Domestic Violence</strong> by Eavan Boland (Carcanet)<br /> <strong>Gift Songs</strong> by John Burnside (Jonathan Cape)<br /> <strong>The Drowned Book</strong> by Sean O&#39;Brien (Picador)<br /> <strong>Birds with a Broken Wing</strong> by Adam Thorpe (Jonathan Cape)<br /> <strong>The Harbour Beyond the Movie</strong> by Luke Kennard (Salt Publishing)<br /> <strong>Beasts of Nalunga</strong> by Jack Mapanje (Bloodaxe)</p><p>Best first collection prize (&pound;5,000)</p><p><strong>Twenty Four Preludes and Fugues on Dimitri Shostakovich</strong> by Joanna Boulter (Arc Publications)<br /> <strong>Galatea</strong> by Melanie Challenger (Salt Publishing)<br /> <strong>Look We Have Coming to Dover!</strong> by Daljit Nagra (Faber and Faber)<br /> <strong>Andraste&#39;s Hair</strong> by Eleanor Rees (Salt Publishing)</p><p>Best single poem prize (&pound;1,000)</p><p><strong>The Hut in Question</strong> by David Harsent (Poetry Review)<br /> <strong>Thursday</strong> by Lorraine Mariner (The Rialto)<br /> <strong>Dunt</strong> by Alice Oswald (Poetry London)<br /> <strong>The Day I Knew I Wouldn&#39;t Live Forever</strong> by Carole Satyamurti (The Interpreter&#39;s House)<br /> <strong>Goulash</strong> by Myra Schneider (The North)<br /> <strong>The Birkdale Nightingale</strong> by Jean Sprackland (Poetry Review)</p><p>&nbsp;</p>