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    The Forward Prizes for Poetry Ceremony

    Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £15
    past event
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    The Forward Prizes for Poetry Ceremony, QEH auditorium
    Adrian Pope

    Join broadcaster and jury chair James Naughtie, and poet Rachel Long, as they host the presentation of the UK and Ireland’s most coveted poetry prizes.

    The Forward Prizes are an unmissable fixture on the literary calendar and a celebration for those who love contemporary poetry.

    Along with Naughtie, this year’s judges – poets Pascale Petit, Leontia Flynn and Shivanee Ramlochan, plus critic Tristram Fane Saunders – read 231 poetry collections and 202 nominated single poems to find the most exciting poetry published in the British Isles.

    All of the shortlisted poets are invited to read on the night. They are: Kayo Chingonyi, Tishani Doshi, Selima Hill, Luke Kennard and Stephen Sexton, for Best Collection; Caleb Femi, alice hiller, Cynthia Miller, Holly Pester and Ralf Webb, for Best First Collection; and Fiona Benson, Natalie Linh Bolderstone, John McCullough, Denise Riley and Nicole Sealey, for Best Single Poem.

    In partnership with the Forward Arts Foundation

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    Dates & times

    Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7pm
    Approximate run time: 120 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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    • Concessions25%**


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