Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Forward Poetry Prize 2015

I have a lot of doubts about 'prize culture' in poetry generally, but in recent years, the Forward Prize shortlists have become a great deal more diverse, and they deserve a lot of credit for that. Anything that gets a wider range of poetry and poets into the public eye has to be worthwhile. So, congratulations to all Monday night's winners - plenty of future reading for me to do.


Andrew Shields said...

Rankine's book is extraordinary! I look forward to seeing if you have any comments on it.

Poetry Pleases! said...

Dear Matt

Yes, I thought that the winners looked interesting this year. If only because it was definitely not a roll call of the usual suspects.

Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish