Denise Riley shortlisted for Forward Prize for poetry
Say Something Back by UEA professor Denise Riley has been shortlisted for this year’s Forward Prize for Best Collection, which is worth £15,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each of the shortlisted authors. Her collection was published by Picador last year and includes A Part Song, the winner of the 2012 Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem. Denise (pictured) is Professor of Poetry and the History of Ideas at UEA, and was formerly the convenor of the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry). Her previous books include Am I That Name?: Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History, and The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony. She has also published many collections of poetry, including Penguin Modern Poets 10, with Iain Sinclair and Douglas Oliver and Denise Riley: Selected Poems. Her most recent books are The Force of Language, with Jean-Jacques Lecercle, and Impersonal Passion: Language’s Affect. The winner of the Forward Prize will be announced at the Royal Festival Hall on 20 September.