For the first time The Forward Prize is open for all online poetry sites to submit nominations for the best single poem. An opportunity I didn't want to squander the opportunity, so I spent some time revisiting the past year's poetry and what a brilliant pleasure it was. After shortlisting, I have put forward the following three poems as Amaryllis' nominations. I hope you enjoy them too.
Leila K. Norako - Teaching on a Gun-Friendly Campus: A Brief Guide*
Maggie Mackay - How to Distil a Guid Scotch Malt
Ryan Warren - The Ravens of Japan
I'd also like to add a special mention to the following poem which was not eligible as it was part of a collection before the cut-off date - but it is one of my favourites.
Catherine Ayres - Single-breasted