2009 Forward Prize Winners Don Paterson and Robin Robertson
Congratulations to leading Scottish poet Don Paterson for winning the 2009 Forward Prize for poetry for his recent collection Rain. This is the third time that Paterson has won a Forward Prize, which was described by one judge as:
"a serious work showing his authority and total mastery of his art and his particular genius for rhythm"
Also winning a prize this year is Robin Robertson, who won the prize for best single poem for At Roane Head - Robertson has also won three Forward prizes now.
The award ceremony was held on 7th October in London.
- Hardback - Faber
In an assembly of masterful lyrics and monologues, Paterson conjures a series of fables and charms that serve both to expose us to the unsettling forces within the world and simultaneously offer some protection against them.