Malika Wins Best Forward Poem
Core team member Malika Booker has won a Forward Prize for Poetry 2020, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most coveted awards in British poetry’. Submitted for her work with Magma Poetry, Malika won the category for Best Single Poem for The Little Miracles, after ‘A Winter Night’ by Tomas Tranströmer. You can read Malika’s winning entry here.
The Forward Prize was founded in 1992 with the aim of celebrating excellence in poetry and increasing its audience. The prizes do this by identifying and honouring talent: collections published in the UK and Ireland over the course of the previous year are eligible, as are single poems nominated by journal editors or prize organisers. Each year, works shortlisted for the prizes — plus those highly commended by the judges — are collected in the Forward Book of Poetry.