Hilary Menos and Kate Bingham shorlisted for Forward Prizes 2010

21 July 2010 - 09:15pm

Hilary Menos and Kate Bingham shorlisted for Forward Prizes 2010

21 July 2010 - 09:15pm

Hilary Menos' Berg  has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize 2010 for Best First Collection. Along with Berg the judges picked Christian Campbell's Running the Dusk, Abegail Morley's How to Pour Madness into a Teacup, Helen Oswald's Learning Gravity, Steve Spence's A Curious Shipwreck and Sam Willetts's New Light for the Old Dark for the shortlist for the £5,000 award.

Kate Bingham's poem 'On Highgate Hill' is shortlisted for the The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. This award, for £1000, is in memory of Michael Donaghy and is sponsored by the Forward Arts Foundation

The winner will be announced at a venue in London on 6th October, the eve of  National Poetry Day. The Forward Prizes are the only major poetry prizes that seek to reward both established and new writers. William Sieghart, Chairman of the Forward Arts Foundation, founded the Prizes to provide a showcase for contemporary poetry they are worth £16,000 in total.