Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster is originally from South Yorkshire but now lives in Lancashire. He has recently completed a PhD in Poetry and Environmentalism at Manchester Metropolitan University and currently works as a freelance writer, teacher and literature project manager, working on a number of projects including the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets. 


He has published two full-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 and was shortlisted for the Lakeland Book of the Year Award and selected as a Read Regional title by New Writing North in 2016.

He is co-editor of the online magazine The Compass

‘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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