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The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2017 readings
September 21, 2017, 12:00 AM
Hear readings from the ten collections chosen by the Forward judges from poetry published in the UK and the Republic of Ireland over the last 12 months.
Between the readings, see the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes awarded live on stage.
Michael Longley, Emily Berry, Sinéad Morrissey, Tara Bergin and Nuar Alsadir are up for the £10,000 Best Collection Award, while books by Ocean Vuong, Nick Makoha, Eric Langley, Maria Apichella and Richard Georges are in the running for Best First Collection. The Best Single Poem prize shortlist features Malika Booker, Mary Jean Chan, Harmony Holiday, Ishion Hutchinson and Ian Patterson.