Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster is originally from South Yorkshire but he lived in Scotland for twenty years
before moving to Cumbria in 2008. He works as Literature Officer at the Wordsworth Trust.

He has published twofull-length collections of poetry with Flambard Press, ‘Fear of Thunder’ (2007) and ‘Territory’ (2010). ‘Fear of Thunder’ was shortlisted for the 2008 Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Two poems from it ‘Horse Whisperer’ and ‘Brothers’, appear in the AQA GCSE syllabus.

Homecoming, his third collection, is his first with Smith Doorstop.

‘In his best poems he writes not of great expectations but of
dreams, desires and hopes unfulfilled. He's good on regret and he's
terrific on childhood. He's not wistful and he doesn't do nostalgia;
instead he's evocative, perceptive and warm.’
Keith Richmond, in Tribune (29 February 2008)


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