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22 Jun

#Black Voices Matter

On Saturday 20th June the people of Hay held a peaceful, almost silent #BLM protest right outside the shop and whilst we were/are in full cleaning mode I thought it important that we made our contribution so around the words of Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes as A3 Posters we built a window of strong Black Voices

14 Jun

Forward Poetry Prize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The 2020 Forward prize for best collection

The Five titles nominated for the £10,000 Forward prize for best collection

The 2020 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection

The five titles in the running for the £5,000 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection:

The 2020 Forward Prize for best single poem

The five poems in the running for the £1,000 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection

Mama Cockroach, I Love You by Fiona Benson (Poetry London)

The Little Miracles by Malika Booker (Magma)

(Un)certainties by Regi Claire (Mslexia & PBS Women’s Poetry Competition)

Nocturne for a Moving Train by Valzhyna Mort (The Poetry Review)

Dick pics by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang (The Moth)

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