Gary Allen’s poem “Technically Speaking” from his book The Glass King, published by Stairwell Books, was highly commended by the panel of judges for the 2019 Forward Prizes for Poetry. This year’s judging panel was chaired by writer and broadcaster Shahidha Bari, alongside poets Tara Bergin, Andrew McMillan, and Carol Rumens, and Jamie Andrews, Head of Culture and Learning at the British Library. The jury read 204 new collections and 183 single poems.
“Technically Speaking” will be incorporated in the 2020 Forward Book of Poetry which will be on sale at the Forward Prizes ceremony at the London South Bank Centre on October 20th.
Stairwell Books would like to congratulate Gary on his success and wishes him well.