The Forward Prize
By DAVID HORSPOOL
Congratulations to Claire Harman, whose poem "The Mighty Hudson", about a New York strongman (first published in the TLS), has been awarded the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2015. In an interview on the Forward site, Claire, better known as a biographer and critic, reveals that she is a prolific but mostly unpublished poet. In fact, she says, only four of her poems have been published. I wonder if any other poets can claim that a quarter of their published oeuvre is prize-winning?
This week's TLS also happens to feature an article in Commentary by Claire Harman about Charlotte Brontë.