Awards: Forward Poetry Shortlist

Finalists have been named for the £10,000 (about $12,660) Forward Prize for Poetry and the £5,000 (about $6,330) Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection, which were established to "celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience, and are awarded to published poets for work in print in the last year." Winners will be announced September 21 in London. This year's shortlisted books are:

Best collection
Fourth Person Singular by Nuar Alsadir
The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx by Tara Bergin
Stranger, Baby by Emily Berry
Angel Hill by Michael Longley
On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey

First collection
Psalmody by Maria Apichella
Make Us All Islands by Richard Georges
Raking Light by Eric Langley
Kingdom Gravity by Nick Makoha
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong 

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