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Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Forward poetry prize at 20

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The Guardian | Books

"Set up to bring greater attention to contemporary poetry, the Forward prize celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. Fellow poets and writers pay tribute to those who have won the Best Collection"

As well commentary by other poets for each year, this epic feature also has links to poetry from all the garlanded books and more.

Monday, January 24, 2011

TS Eliot prize for poetry | Excerpts

TS Eliot prize for poetry | Books | guardian.co.uk

Poetry from the 2010 TS Eliot Prize short list - a generous ten excerpts and more than one poem from each. For the links please visit the Guardian page.

Human Chain by Seamus Heaney
New Light for the Old Dark by Sam Willetts
Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage
The Wrecking Light by Robin Robertson
What the Water Gave Me by Pascale Petit
You by John Haynes
Rough Music by Fiona Sampson
White Egrets by Derek Walcott
Phantom Noise by Brian Turner
The Mirabelles by Annie Freud