Forward Arts Foundation - Forward Prizes for Poetry Manager (maternity cover)

Jobs Wednesday, 31st October 2018

The Forward Arts Foundation seeks a highly organised and motivated individual to manage the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2019 and the compilation of the Forward Book of Poetry

This is a part-time post, based in our offices at Somerset House (London) and reporting to the Executive Director.

Forward Arts Foundation is a charity that enables all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. Through our two main annual programmes, National Poetry Day and the Forward Prizes for Poetry, we celebrate excellence in poetry and widen its audience.

The Forward Prizes for Poetry are among the literary world's most coveted awards: in the words of Carol Ann Duffy, they have "turned a spotlight on contemporary poetry which is both searching and glamorous". Each year three Forward prizes - for Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem - are awarded at the Southbank Centre, and the winners enjoy international prestige. The prizes are unique in placing new voices alongside established writers: past winners include Ted Hughes, Jackie Kay, Alice Oswald, Seamus Heaney, Daljit Nagra, Simon Armitage and Claudia Rankine.

The annual Forward Book of Poetry, distributed in conjunction with Faber & Faber, is an anthology of works by 15 shortlisted and 50 highly-commended poets, and is sold in bookshops and online.

For more details, see the Forward Arts Foundation website.

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