The Forward Prizes, awarded annually, are some of the most prestigious awards for poetry available in the UK. Each year I nominate four of the best poems published in Neon during the previous twelve months for the Best Single Poem category – the top prize for which is £1000. The four nominees for this year are:
Click the links above to read the poems online, or download the issue in which they appear for free. Three of the above are selected from issue forty-two, which is still available to buy in print from the issue home page. Best of luck to Ian, Eliza, Clifford and Mack – the shortlist for the prize will be announced in June.