Former King Ed's student, Liz Berry, has once again been shortlisted for one of Britain's most coveted poetry awards, the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Berry was successful in winning the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2018 with her pamphlet 'The Republic of Motherhood'.

Forward Arts Foundation, which runs the Forward Prizes for Poetry, celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its audience by encouraging the enjoyment, discovery and sharing of poems. Past winners of this prestigious prize include poet laureates Ted Hughes and Carol Ann Duffy.

The awards will be presented at a special event at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Sunday 20 October, featuring readings from all the shortlisted books, and closing Southbank Centre's Poetry International festival which this year runs 17-20 October as part of London Literature Festival.

It is always a pleasure to hear of the continued success of our alumna, and we wish Liz the best of luck!

To read her nominated poem 'Highbury Park' click