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Revealed: the 20 contenders for this year's Forward prizes

The 2024 Forward prizes shortlists have been announced. The contenders for the £10,000 Forward best collection prize are: Rachael Allen’s God Complex (Faber & Faber); Victoria Chang’s With my back to the World (Corsair); Ella Frears’ Goodlord: An email (Rough Trade Books); Fady Joudah’s […] (Outspoken Press); and Sarah Wimbush’s Strike (Stairwell Press).

Contenders for the £5,000 Felix Dennis P...

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Instagram poets pushing us off bookshop shelves, warns Bloodaxe's Neil Astley

The highly successful Bloodaxe Books publisher Neil Astley has highlighted the changing nature of poetry book sales as a result of the internet, and the rise of Instagram poetry. In a Q&A session at Barter Books, the famous secondhand bookshop in Alnwick, Northumberland, at the launch of a new colle...

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