Will Harris’s ‘SAY’ on Forward Prize shortlist

Will Harris
Will Harris.

Huge congratulations to Will Harris, whose poem ‘SAY’ first published in The Poetry Review, Winter 2017 has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem, announced today.  You can read the poem on the Review webpage and listen to him reading it in an exclusive recording.

The Forward Prize shortlist also features Poetry Society Member Phoebe Power (a former Foyle winner), Richard Scott and Liz Berry. Fiona Benson is the subject of the latest Poetry Review podcast, and Vahni Capildeo, Kaveh Akbar and Jorie Graham have all featured in Poetry Society readings in the past year. The Poetry Society wishes everyone on the list the best of luck!

Forward Prize for Best Collection (£10,000)
Vahni Capildeo, Venus as a Bear (Carcanet)
Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Black Sun (Faber)
J.O. Morgan, Assurances (Cape)
Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead (Chatto)
Tracy K Smith, Wade in the Water (Penguin)

Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection (£5,000)
Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Penguin)
Phoebe Power, Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet)
Abigail Parry, Jinx (Bloodaxe)
Shivanee Ramlochan, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Peepal Tree)
Richard Scott, Soho (Faber)

Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem (£1,000)
Fiona Benson, ‘Ruins’ (Wild Court)
Liz Berry, ‘The Republic of Motherhood’ (Granta)
Sumita Chakraborty, ‘And death demands a labor’ (PN Review)
Jorie Graham, ‘Tree’ (LRB)
Will Harris, ‘SAY’ (The Poetry Review)

24 May 2018