About Cy Forrest

Poems: IceFloe Press, The Honest Ulsterman Feb 2022, 2020 and 2019, Wombwell Rainbow, The North, Iota,  comps Yorks, Exeter. MA Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Mentor of the Weak was longlisted by Billy Collins for the Fish Poetry Prize 2022.

Strong Men, Carrying Horses was longlisted 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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