Title: The Forward Book of Poetry 2018
Author: William Sieghart
Page Count/Review Word Count: 158
This is yet another of the books that I won as part of a National Poetry Day competition, and this one gathers together some of the best poetry from across the UK and Ireland throughout 2017. That makes it a great little anthology of contemporary poetry and a fantastic book to get started with if you want to see what modern poets are working on. This isn’t Wordsworth, it’s contemporary poetry that asks the reader a lot of contemporary questions.
I was actually impressed by the quality of the work in this, even though I was already expecting to enjoy it, and I also thought it was just the right length. Any longer and I might have got bored, but this whet my appetite and then dished up several courses of delicious, nutritious poetry.