New Commissions

New Commissions

Forward Arts Foundation asked the poets shortlisted for the Felix Denis Prize for Best First Collection to  create a new poem on the theme of ‘messages’ to celebrate National Poetry Day. Not only did the poets respond with written poems, they sent us audio recordings, films and a digital text generating engine!

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The Felix Denise Prize for Best First Collection celebrates the best book of poetry from a new writer publishing in the UK. This year the five shortlisted poets were Nancy Campbell, Ron CareyHarry GilesRuby Robinson and Tiphanie Yanique.