About Cy Forrest

What You Will See (Prize winning poems) || Baking Cakes for Winston Churchill (KDP) || IceFloe Press, Wombwell Rainbow, The North, Iota, The HU, comps Yorks, Exeter. MA Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London #BLM

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

IceFloe Press selected four poems in November 2020.

The Honest Ulsterman selected two poems in 2019 and 2020.

Poems published by the North, Seam, Blade, Iota, winning prizes in poetry competitions: Yorkshire, Exeter and Dulwich.

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

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