New: Forward Book of Poetry 2018


A post by Peter Jordens.

Forward Book of Poetry 2018

Various Poets

Faber & Faber, September 2017

176 pages

ISBN 978-0571340774 (paperback)

From the publisher: “The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 showcases a selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the British Isles over the last year, including the 15 shortlisted and 50 highly commended poets from the Forward Prizes for Poetry. It is introduced by Andrew Marr, chairman of the Forward Prizes judges. Their final recommendations give a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit of poetry today, making this anthology – the 26th – valuable to both first-time poetry readers and those keen to find more new poetry to enjoy.”

The Forward Book of Poetry 2018 includes work from the following seven poets with Caribbean roots: Malika Booker (UK/Guyana/Grenada), Vahni Capildeo (UK/Trinidad and Tobago), Richard Georges (British Virgin Islands/Trinidad and Tobago), Ishion Hutchinson (Jamaica), Shara McCallum (US/Jamaica/Venezuela), Safiya Sinclair (US/Jamaica) and Karen McCarthy Woolf (UK/Jamaica).

For the original announcement, go to

Here is a review by Eli Lambe in The Norwich Radical

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