Awards: Forward Poetry Shortlists

Finalists have been named for the Forward Prizes for Poetry, which are awarded in three categories: the £10,000 (about $12,265) Forward Prize for Best Collection, the £5,000 (about $6,135) Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection, and the £1,000 (about $1,225) Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. The winners will be announced November 28. This year's book finalists are:

Best collection
Pilgrim Bell by Kaveh Akbar
Sonnets for Albert by Anthony Joseph 
Cain Named the Animal by Shane McCrae 
All the Men I Never Married by Kim Moore 
The Illustrated Woman by Helen Mort 

First collection
Rifqa by Mohammed El-Kurd 
English Summer by Holly Hopkins 
Some Integrity by Padraig Regan
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire 
Amnion by Stephanie Sy-Quia

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