Fiona Benson wins £10,000 Forward poetry prize for best collection

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Fiona Benson has won the £10,000 Forward prize for her collection Vertigo & Ghost, it was announced on Sunday night at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. After receiving the prize, she said: “Thank you so much! We were all asked to prepare something, which of course I didn’t!” Benson, who was born in Wiltshire and lives in Devon, has said that the terrifying sequence of Zeus poems that form the first half of her co...

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