About Cy Forrest

Poems, my personal and political histories: IceFloe Press, The Honest Ulsterman 2019 and 2020, Wombwell Rainbow, The North, Iota,  comps Yorks, Exeter. MA Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Strong Men, Carrying Horses was long-listed by Billy Collins for the Fish Poetry Prize 2021.

I draw inspiration from African American artists, photographers and poets: Jacob Lawrence, Roy DeCarava, Aaron Douglas, Gordon Parks, Wanda Coleman, Amiri Baraka and Gwendolyn Brooks. So many seem to speak to me.

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