• The Forward Prize ceremony was held last night at Royal Festival Hall, with awards going to Ian Patterson for best single poem with ‘The Plenty of Nothing’ [paywall], Sinéad Morrissey for best collection with On Balance, and best first collection to Ocean Vuong with Night Sky with Exit Wounds – ‘brushing my teeth at 2 / in the morning I say / over my shoulder / you guys you guys I’m serious’ begins Vuong’s poem, ‘You Guys’, published in Granta 140: State of Mind.






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