Two Picador poets on the Forward Prize shortlists . . .
We're delighted that November by Sean O'Brien has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2011 and Sidereal by Rachael Boast has been shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection 2011.
Sean O'Brien is the only person to have won the Forward Prize for Best Collection three times before.
The winner of the Forward Prizes will be announced on Wednesday 5 October, the eve of National Poetry Day, at a ceremony in Somerset House, London.
The Independent calls Sidereal 'a clever, lyrical debut ... flavoured by the Old Testament and lit by the stars'.
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