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Forward Prizes Shortlists Announced

Thursday, 24 May 2018

No Text We're over the moon at this year's Forward Prizes shortlists, because Carcanet or PN Review appears in each category!

Best Collection includes
Venus as a Bear by Vahni Capildeo

Best First Collection includes
Shrines of Upper Austria by Phoebe Power

Best Single Poem includes
And death demands a labor’ by Sumita Chakraborty

It’s a pleasure to share the news that two Carcanet collections have been shortlisted for this year’s Forward Prizes, alongside a poem published in PN Review 237 in the Best Single Poem category. The Forward Prizes for Poetry are Britain’s most coveted poetry prizes: together, these three awards celebrate the best new poetry published in the British Isles and honour both established and emerging writers.

The Forward Prizes will be awarded on 18 September 2018 at the Southbank Centre, London. This is a public event where shortlisted poets are invited to read their work.

We're so proud of Vahni, Phoebe and Sumita - so congratulations to each of them!

You can read more about the news here, and get each of the shortlisted Carcanet publications at our website

Please also consider joining us at the Forward Prizes reading and ceremony on September 18th at the Southbank Centre, you can find more details here.

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