Awards: Forward Poetry Winners; Wingate Longlist

The Forward Arts Foundation announced that Kim Moore's All the Men I Never Married won the £10,000 (about $11,970) Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection, while Stephanie Sy-Quia's Amnion took the £5,000 (about $5,985) Felix Dennis Prize for debut collection and Nick Laird's "Up Late" topped the £1,000 (about $1,195) best single poem category.

Judge Shivanee Ramlochan said Moore's collection is "full of dangerous wit and knowing humour that speaks directly to the reader in a hugely pleasurable way." Stephen Sexton praised the book as a 'tonally profound collection which is precise, careful, unfolding, whose methodical, numbered poems show us the work and process of overcoming people and encounters." Nadine Aisha Jassat described All the Men I Never Married as a "phenomenal and powerful collection, and one I urgently want to share with everyone I know. It feels so true, precise, brilliant and layered."


The longlist for the £4,000 (about $4,855) 2023 Wingate Prize, honoring "the best book, fiction or nonfiction, to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader," can be seen here. The shortlist will be announced in late January and the winner in March.

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