The Forward Prizes for Poetry 2022 Winners

It is our very great pleasure to confirm All the Men I Never Married by Kim Moore as the winner of the Forward Prize for the Best Poetry Collection and Amnion by Stephanie Sy-Quia as the winner of the Felix Dennis Prize for the Best First Collection.

The Forward Prize for Best Collection

Mining questions of complicity and confrontation with fierce lyricism, Kim Moore’s thrilling, powerful collection explores the enduring presence of misogyny in female life, ranging from everyday experiences of ‘mansplaining’ to violent threat.

The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2022 Shortlist

Pilgrim Bell
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Sonnets for Albert
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Cain Named The Animal
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All The Men I Never Married
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The Illustrated Woman
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The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection

A striking mix of epic verse, fiction and contemplation on history and colonialism, Sy-Quia’s breathtaking debut collection sweeps across centuries, continents and languages to deliver an intimate study on the meaning of family and identity.

The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection 2022 Shortlist

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The English Summer
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Some Integrity
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Amnion
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An essential guide to the freshest verse, The Forward Book of Poetry celebrates the crème de la crème of contemporary poetry and provides a comprehensive overview of the very best new work published in the UK and Ireland.

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