Forward Prize Showcase
Push The Boat Out: Edinburgh’s International Poetry Festival
Summerhall - Demonstration Room
The Forwards are the UK and Ireland's foremost poetry prizes, celebrating the very best of contemporary poetry published in the British Isles. A week ahead of the much-anticipated announcement of this year's winners, we hear from poets on the 2021 shortlist: Kayo Chingonyi (Best Collection), Cynthia Miller (Best First Collection) and Fiona Benson (Best Single Poem). The poets will discuss their work, the impact of literary prizes, and the status of British poetry today.