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07/14/2011 10:54 am ET | Updated Sep 13, 2011

Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist: No Women Shortlisted

The 2011 Forward prize shortlist has been announced. It's an anniversary year: the prize is celebrating its 20th birthday. And this year's list oozes quality: former winners Sean O'Brien and David Harsent compete with Whitbread winner John Burnside, Oxford poetry professor Geoffrey Hill, Irish poetry colossus Michael Longley - and OK, D Nurske, a Brooklyn poet of whom I confess I'd never heard until now. But doubtless he's wonderful too. A mighty list then, and nothing to complain about - except for the fact that there aren't any women on it.

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